Combine cream cheese, deviled ham, and dressing mix until well blended. Cover and chill 1 hour.
Form mixture into a pinecone shape, using hands and plastic wrap. Starting at the bottom, press almonds into cheese mixture at slight angles, forming overlapping rows to resemble a pinecone. Cover loosely, and chill 1 hour. Serve with crackers and vegetables. Garnish, if desired.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Hormel Cure 81 Deviled Ham.