Cherry-Cheese Mold

Cherries and honey-roasted almonds add a subtle sweet flavor to a spread featuring three cheeses.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
4
oz Muenster cheese, shredded (1 cup)
4
oz white Cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup)
2
tablespoons finely chopped onion
2
tablespoons cherry-flavored liqueur
1
cup pitted fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) dark sweet cherries
3/4
cup honey-roasted sliced almonds
3
packages (2.82 oz each) mini toasts (96 toasts)
  • 1 In food processor, place cheeses, onion and liqueur. Cover; process until smooth and well mixed; spoon into large bowl. Chop 3/4 cup of the cherries. Reserve remaining 1/4 cup cherries and 2 tablespoons of the almonds. Stir chopped cherries and remaining almonds into cheese mixture until well mixed and mixture is pink.
  • 2 Line 3-cup bowl or heart-shaped mold with double layer of cheesecloth. Spoon cheese mixture into mold. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 3 Unmold cheese mixture onto serving plate. Cut reserved cherries in half. Garnish top of cheese mold with halved cherries and reserved almonds. Serve with mini toasts.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    140
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    160mg
    160%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    11g
    11%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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