Stilton-stuffed celery

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PREP TIME

15 min

Makes

28 to 30 sticks


Ingredients

  • 6 large celery stalks
  • 250-g container spreadable cream cheese , at room temperature
  • 1 cup crumbled Stilton , or blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped dried cranberries
  • 2 green onions

Instructions

  • Slice celery stalks into 2-inch- (5-cm-) long pieces. Slice each piece in half lengthwise.
  • In a large bowl, stir cream cheese with Stilton and mash larger chunks of cheese against side of bowl. Stir in cranberries and onions.
  • Fill each celery stick with a heaping tsp (7 mL) cheese mixture. Arrange celery sticks on a serving tray. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, up to 3 hours.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 98,
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4 g,
  • Fat
  • 8 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0.5 g,
  • Sodium
  • 208 mg.

Fast track

Mound cheese mixture in a small serving bowl that will hold at least 2 cups (500 mL). Set in centre of a large platter and pile celery sticks and other fresh veggies around it to use as dippers. Filling can be prepared, covered and refrigerated up to 4 days before serving. Just bring to room temperature before filling celery or using as a dip.