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    Olive Appetizer Tree. Photo by Sandi (From CA)

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    faith58's Note:

    I got this out of a magazine and am going to make it for thanksgiving but wanted to share it with you all. This is adorable and would make a cute centerpiece with cracker's and cheese! I am going to make it with black olives, pimento and kalamata olives.. Prep time is a guess..

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    1. 1
      Get a box of toothpicks and a 9 inch cone shape to begin. (green or white).
    2. 2
      Drain olives. Cut block of cheese into 1/2 inch thick slabs and cut 1 inch stars with a cookie cutter. Cover with wrap.
    3. 3
      Break toothpicks in half. Starting at the bottom of the cone, insert toothpicks in a random order and push olives onto them. Vary the olives and leave room for the cheese stars. Place larger olives near the bottom.
    4. 4
      Push each cheese star into a toothpick half, Top the tree with a cheese star and insert rosemary sprigs randomly.
    5. 5
      Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate no longer than 8 hours.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 01, 2012


      Excellent impressive idea and a lot of fun for all uf us!

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    • on December 26, 2009


      So adorable! I was a little apprehensive at first when my rosemary sprigs were sticking straight out at you; however, once I filled the tree in with all its goodies, I was able to pin the excited rosemary down with the toothpicks and it came out so nice. I started by wrapping my cone in Saran wrap, and then pushed the rosemary into the styrofoam carefully. I then toothpick-ed queen and kalamata olives, baby mozzarella balls, and 1/2"-thick salami cut out with 1" heart cookie cutters all over the tree. Like *Kathy*, I too placed the Perky Olive Penguins around the base of the tree. I cannot believe I didn't take a picture of my masterpiece, but hopefully I can upload a picture from someone who did. Everyone raved about how cute this was. I will definitely be making this for future Christmases!

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    • on January 04, 2008


      This is such a neat idea and makes a holiday dinner or party so much more special. It's not hard to do and makes a nice presentation in addition to a nice aroma from the rosemary. I will probably do this every year.

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    Nutritional Facts for Olive Appetizer Tree

    Serving Size: 1 (39 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 30

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 93.6
    Calories from Fat 75
    Total Fat 8.3 g
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    Cholesterol 14.3 mg
    Sodium 427.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 3.8 g

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