Cherry Cheese Spread

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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