Cherry Cheese Spread

A delicious spread made with three types of tasty cheese with addition of cherries and almond.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 25 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 18
 

Ingredients

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, cubed
4
oz Havarti cheese, cubed
1
cup shredded smoky Swiss cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup crumbled blue cheese (1 oz)
1/4
cup slivered almonds
3
tablespoons cherry-flavored liqueur or 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1
teaspoon chopped shallot
1/4
cup dried cherries, chopped

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Steps

  • 1 Let all cheeses stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to soften. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spread almonds on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Cool.
  • 2 In food processor bowl with metal blade, place all cheeses, liqueur and shallot; process until smooth. Add cherries and almonds; process with on/off pulses until almonds are chopped. Spoon into crock or other container; cover. Refrigerate at least 24 hours to blend flavors.
  • 3 Let cheese spread stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Serve with thin slices of baguette-style French bread, assorted crackers, celery sticks or fresh pea pods.
  • 1 Let all cheeses stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to soften. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spread almonds on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Cool.
  • 2 In food processor bowl with metal blade, place all cheeses, liqueur and shallot; process until smooth. Add cherries and almonds; process with on/off pulses until almonds are chopped. Spoon into crock or other container; cover. Refrigerate at least 24 hours to blend flavors.
  • 3 Let cheese spread stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Serve with thin slices of baguette-style French bread, assorted crackers, celery sticks or fresh pea pods.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If you prefer, dried cranberries can be substituted for the dried cherries.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
115mg
115%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.