Maraschino Dip or Spread

"This is from Kraft, a nice dip to serve with fruit or a spread on toast or bagels."
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Ready In:
1 3/4 cups




  • Beat softened cream cheese until smooth, blend in milk.
  • Add cherries, syrup & almonds, mix well and chill.
  • Serve with cracker biscuits or fresh fruit or spread on bagels.

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  1. Brooke the Cook in
    I loved the cherry and cheese combination with the crunchy almonds (I used sliced almonds, not slivered). I scaled this way back since it was just me using 3-4 cherries and a little juice and didn't add any milk because I thought the consistency was perfect! I wasn't sure what to serve it on this time... although after tasting I was thinking that those thin ginger snaps would be just the thing! (too bad I didn't have any) Made for ZWT4.
  2. Ducky
    Nice mellow spread. Everyone enjoyed it. I used a 227g cream cheese brick since that is the standard size in the US. I added extra cherries and a tad more juice so it wouldn't seem so cream cheesy. This definitely needs to chill a bit to allow the flavors to meld.
  3. alligirl
    I made this for myself, as an afternoon snack with graham crackers. Wonderful flavor, and I appreciated the crunch from the almonds. I can definitely see making this for a shower or to share with friends, served with fruit or gingersnaps. Thanks for sharing a tasty recipe, **Mandy**!
  4. flower7
    Yummy! I mixed up a quarter of this to use on a mini pumpkin bread and it was awesome! I skipped the milk as it seemed unnecessary. I also skipped the almonds since the bread had walnuts in it but when I make it again for on bagels I will use the almonds. Thanks for sharing!
  5. Queen of Harts
    I've enjoyed this on my wheat bagel for a couple mornings, and it does taste better after chilling. I used the standard sized package of cream cheese, so I also added a bit more cherries. This is a light and yummy way to start the day! <br/>Thank you for sharing.


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