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    Festive Cheese Spread

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    jackieblue's Note:

    The most delicious tasting spread! Sometimes I roll it into a log or ball with nuts, and other times I just put it in a crock. The ingredients sound strange but taste great together. I have been asked to make this for friends' parties and share the recipe. Easy, but fancy-looking, especially if you do the ball or log and arrange nice crackers or/and fruit around it. Great for parties or pot luck. I got this from Pampered Chef and altered a bit to my liking.

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    • 1 (8 ounce) package light cream cheese, softened
    • 2 -4 ounces cheddar cheese, finely shredded (1/2-1 cup, to taste)
    • 1/4 cup finely diced dried apricot
    • 1/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries, chopped
    • 2 -3 tablespoons scallions, very thinly sliced with some of the green
    • 1/2 cup sliced almonds (only if you are going to roll it as a cheese ball or log)
    • cracker (or bagels for leftovers)


    1. 1
      In a medium bowl, combine cheeses, apricots, cranberries, and scallions.
    2. 2
      Mix well.
    3. 3
      If making as a log or ball, shape cheese mixture using wax paper or parchment paper, and roll log/ball in almonds (on another sheet of wax/parchment paper) until completely coated.
    4. 4
      Transfer to a pretty dish.
    5. 5
      Serve with crackers.
    6. 6
      Leftovers are also great on bagels!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 09, 2010


      We liked this, however I think it was better as a bagel spread than as an appetizer with crackers.

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    • on May 09, 2008


      Very tasty, very nice! I changed only one thing when making this recipe ~ used slivered almonds & chopped them up before adding them, along with the cranberries, etc, & mixing them in well! Simple to make, Wonderful to eat! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the Newest Zaar Tag game]

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    Nutritional Facts for Festive Cheese Spread

    Serving Size: 1 (40 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 125.8
    Calories from Fat 86
    Total Fat 9.5 g
    Saturated Fat 4.7 g
    Cholesterol 23.1 mg
    Sodium 126.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 3.9 g
    Protein 4.7 g

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