Zesty Pepperoni Spread

No tired, over-baked slices of pepperoni here. Instead use a food processor to quickly turn pepperoni into crumbles and then, fold in cream cheese for a creamy cracker spread.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Remove casing from pepperoni. Cut two slices for garnish. Set aside. Slice remaining pepperoni into 1-inch pieces. In blender or food processor container process pepperoni pieces, a few pieces at a time, until crumbly.

2. In small bowl stir together pepperoni and cream cheese. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.

3. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Garnish with pepperoni slices and cherry tomatoes. Serve with crackers.

*NOTE: Soften cream cheese in microwave at high for 15 to 20 seconds.