Swiss Cheese Cranberry and Pineapple Spread

"This is a festive looking spread for winter parties."
 
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Ready In:
25mins
Ingredients:
6
Serves:
20
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients.
  • Spread in an ungreased 9" pie plate.
  • Bake 14-16 minutes.
  • Serve with apple or pear wedges and crackers.
  • Can be made up to 12 hours in advance then baked.

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Reviews

  1. swissms
    I made this for an appetizer at a dinner party. I made as directed with sherry. It received mixed reviews. I think I might enjoy it better as a bagel spread for breakfast/brunch. Next time I might try soaking the dried cranberries in the apple juice before combining with the other ingredients. For a breakfast spread I might eliminate/reduce the swiss cheese and add some cinnamon or nutmeg.
     
  2. Kristiina
    This recipe got mixed reviews at my Christmas party. A few people really just didn't like it, I liked it but didn't love it and several people walked away with the recipe raving about it! I think if you love pineapple and like it warm, this recipe will go over well b/c that seemed to be the most prominent flavor. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
     
  3. Kim D.
    This dip was really good and was enjoyed by all. I followed the directions exactly and served this along with bagel chips. Thanks Kathy for posting!
     
  4. surus
    Wow! This is delicious and so easy to make. I followed the recipe exactly except used port instead of sherry because that is what I had on hand. This can be made in minutes with one bowl and a spoon, just opening packages and mixing. I served it last night to friends from England and the 4 of us devoured it. ( I would not say it serves 20, as the recipe states.) I will definitely make this again for the holidays.
     
  5. Derf2440
    Very delicious dip, I made it for our appie for Thanksgiving dinner. Served it first hot right out of the oven with crackers, mmm mmm it was delish! Later in the evening I served the remainder cold in celery sticks, this was heavenly !! loved it both ways but noticed it dissapeared faster when it was cold in the celery. Couldn't find cream cheese with pineapple but I did have a fresh pineapple in, so I took a couple of pieces of that and chopped it finely to add to the cheese, a bit more to cover for the crushed, rather than open a whole can for 1/4 cup. It turned out perfect, loved the combination of Swiss cheese, cream cheese and the pineapple, orange zest and cranberries, the Sherry was a lovely addition to the flavours. I will be making it again probably over the Holidays. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe, will look forward to serving with with apple slices.
     
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