Serve up this simple appetizer for baked cream cheese with slices of green apple, juicy pears and crunchy crackers for an easy and delicious appetizer.
To start, let the cream cheese come to room temperature to soften.
Place the block of cream cheese in a flat bottom plastic bowl. With a knife poke holes in the soft cream cheese and pour soy sauce all over it. Let the cream cheese soak in the soy sauce. Flip the block of cream cheese over so the soy sauce soaks in on all sides.
Move the block of cream cheese to a new dish with the toasted sesame seeds. Roll the block of cream cheese in the toasted sesame seeds. You can either buy pre-toasted sesame seeds, or you can toasted them yourself in a dry hot pan.
Preheat oven to 250F. Place the cream cheese in an oven proof serving dish. Right before serving, warm the cream cheese appetizer for a short time in the oven (10-15minutes). Even though the recipe says "baked cream cheese", it's more like slightly warmed.
Serve warm. Serve it with sliced green apple, sliced pears and fancy crackers.