Dried Fruit and Cream Cheese Roulade

An impressive cheese roll is easy to make when you use cream cheese, dried fruit and goat cheese. The nutty coating is a nice complement.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 10

Ingredients

1
package (8 ounces) cream cheese
1
tablespoon red currant or apple jelly
1/4
cup chopped dried calimyrna figs
1/4
cup chopped dried apricots
2
ounces crumbled chèvre (goat) cheese
1/4
cup chopped walnuts
1
tablespoon chopped fresh chives
40
assorted crackers
  • 1 Place cream cheese between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Roll into 9x6-inch rectangle with rolling pin. Remove top sheet of wrap. Carefully spread jelly over cream cheese. Sprinkle with figs and apricots to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 2 Using bottom sheet of wrap to help lift and starting at a long side, carefully roll up cheese mixture into a log. Carefully press walnuts into outside of log, rolling slightly to cover all sides. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours to set.
  • 3 To serve, place roulade on serving plate. Sprinkle with chives. Serve with crackers.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    170
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    160mg
    160%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    14g
    14%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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