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    Cherry Pecan Spread

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    15 mins

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    SusieQusie's Note:

    Prize-tested winner from BHG magazine in the spreads for muffins, toast and bagels category. I've changed the cottage cheese and sour cream to fat free/low fat versions but if you're not dieting, hey, go for the big guns! ;-)

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    Serves: 35



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Place cottage cheese in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or pulse until smooth.
    2. 2
      Transfer cottage cheese to a medium bowl. Stir in sour cream, brown sugar, pecans, cherries and lemon zest.
    3. 3
      Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. (Spread can be kept chilled longer but cherries will begin to stain).
    4. 4
      Serve as a spread for muffins, bagels, English muffins or toast.
    5. 5
      * To toast the pecans - preheat oven to 350ºF. Spread nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until lightly toasted.
    6. 6
      Serving size = 1 tablespoon.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 03, 2008


      This is a great treat for low fat! I made a batch tonight and had some of the dip with crackers. I have some wheat rolls, so I will try it in the morning. I can only imagine it'll get better once it's refrigerated overnight. I don't mind if the cherries bleed, I think it'll be prettier that way. This is definitely worthy of being put out at a party, too.

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    • on April 27, 2007


      I made this yesterday and I am eating today as I write this. It is very good! I am just eating it like a salad though ;-) I tried it on crackers and didn't care for that, but I really like it better alone. I also used craisins instead of the cherries, only because that's what I had on hand. I'm thinking this might be really good rolled in a lettuce leaf as a light lunch. Thanks for sharing this SusieQusie!

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    • on April 17, 2007


      What a great combination of flavors. I had it on an english muffin. I used dried cranberries. Thanks for the great recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cherry Pecan Spread

    Serving Size: 1 (13 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 35

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 21.5
    Calories from Fat 11
    Total Fat 1.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.9 mg
    Sodium 1.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 1.6 g

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