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Cheese and Fruit Plate

Turn an ordinary cheese and fruit tray into something more memorable with the addition of a chewy and nutty fig spread.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 18
 

Ingredients

Fig Spread

1
bag (9 oz) dried Mission figs (about 24 medium figs), chopped
1
bag (2 1/2 oz) hazelnuts (filberts), chopped (about 1/3 cup)
1
jar (12 oz) apricot preserves

Cheese and Fruit

1
piece (8 oz) Gouda cheese
1
piece (8 oz) blue cheese
1
round (8 oz) Brie cheese
1
container (1 lb) fresh strawberries (about 24)
1
bag (7 oz) dried apricots
64
whole wheat crackers
Fresh parsley sprigs

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In small serving bowl, mix spread ingredients until blended.
  • 2 To serve, place cheeses on decorative platter; surround with strawberries, apricots and crackers. Garnish with parsley sprigs. Serve with fig spread.
  • 1 In small serving bowl, mix spread ingredients until blended.
  • 2 To serve, place cheeses on decorative platter; surround with strawberries, apricots and crackers. Garnish with parsley sprigs. Serve with fig spread.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Don't like figs? Serve with your favorite specialty jelly or jam.

The fig mixture can be made up to 3 days ahead; store in airtight container in refrigerator. Just remember to bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
460mg
460%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
24g
24%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.