Vegetable Cucumbers Stuffed with Hazelnut Cream Cheese Spread

posted by JudyAZ 07-12-101 3:32 PM

Cucumbers Stuffed with Hazelnut Cream Cheese Spread

1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts
1 cup whipping cream, at room temperature
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds

Put the nuts in the food processor and chop-don't let them get too fine or you'll have hazelnut butter. Add the cream cheese and peppers. Beat until creamy. Add the whipping cream and beat again. Chill for 2 hours to develop flavor.

Remove one hour before serving and scatter with sesame seeds if you desire.

Use a long hothouse cucumber and score it down lenghtwise with a fork to make skilly strips. Cut crosswise into 1" chunks. Scoop out the center of each chunk and fill holes with spread mounding over the top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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