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Fruit-Cheese Log

Sweet, fruity apricots, figs and cranberries are tucked inside a three-cheese log for a lovely look.

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

3/4
cup finely chopped pecans
1
package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2
ounces Muenster cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)
1/3
cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
1/2
cup Cheddar cold-pack cheese food (from 8-ounce container), softened
1/2
cup chopped dried apricots
1/4
cup chopped dried figs
1/4
cup chopped dried cranberries
Crackers, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Line square pan, 8x8x2 inches, with 16-inch piece of waxed paper, leaving ends overhanging. Spread pecans evenly over waxed paper in bottom of pan; set aside. Beat cream cheese, Muenster cheese and Parmesan cheese in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. Spoon cheese mixture over pecans, using teaspoon; spread evenly. Spoon Cheddar cheese food over cream cheese layer, using teaspoon; spread evenly. Sprinkle with dried fruits; press in lightly.
  • 2 Lift ends of waxed paper to remove cheese mixture from pan and place on smooth surface. Roll up cheese mixture, jelly-roll style. (If cheese is too soft to roll, return to pan and refrigerate about 20 minutes or until firm.) Wrap cheese log in waxed paper; place in resealable plastic food-storage bag. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until firm. Serve with crackers.
  • 1 Line square pan, 8x8x2 inches, with 16-inch piece of waxed paper, leaving ends overhanging. Spread pecans evenly over waxed paper in bottom of pan; set aside. Beat cream cheese, Muenster cheese and Parmesan cheese in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. Spoon cheese mixture over pecans, using teaspoon; spread evenly. Spoon Cheddar cheese food over cream cheese layer, using teaspoon; spread evenly. Sprinkle with dried fruits; press in lightly.
  • 2 Lift ends of waxed paper to remove cheese mixture from pan and place on smooth surface. Roll up cheese mixture, jelly-roll style. (If cheese is too soft to roll, return to pan and refrigerate about 20 minutes or until firm.) Wrap cheese log in waxed paper; place in resealable plastic food-storage bag. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until firm. Serve with crackers.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Roll up cheese mixture using waxed paper to help roll.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
155),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
300mg
300%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 1 High-Fat Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.