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Cranberry-Topped Three-Cheese Spread

Juicy, tart cranberries complement a delicious spread made with three types of tasty cheese.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 32
 

Ingredients

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2
cup Swiss almond cold-pack cheese food (from 8-oz container)
1/4
teaspoon white pepper
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup whole berry cranberry sauce
Sliced almonds, if desired
Assorted crackers

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In medium bowl, beat all ingredients except cranberry sauce, almonds and crackers with electric mixer on medium-low speed until smooth.
  • 2 Line 2-cup mold with plastic wrap. Spoon cheese mixture into mold. Cover and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours but no longer than 2 days.
  • 3 When ready to serve, turn mold upside down onto serving plate and remove plastic wrap. Spoon cranberry sauce over mold; sprinkle with almonds. Serve with crackers.
  • 1 In medium bowl, beat all ingredients except cranberry sauce, almonds and crackers with electric mixer on medium-low speed until smooth.
  • 2 Line 2-cup mold with plastic wrap. Spoon cheese mixture into mold. Cover and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours but no longer than 2 days.
  • 3 When ready to serve, turn mold upside down onto serving plate and remove plastic wrap. Spoon cranberry sauce over mold; sprinkle with almonds. Serve with crackers.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Shape cheese mixture into a 6-inch star or ball, if you don't have a 2-cup mold.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.