Cranberry-Topped Three-Cheese Spread

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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