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Fruit-Cheese Log

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  • 35 min prep time
  • 1 hr 5 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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Sweet, fruity apricots, figs and cranberries are tucked inside a three-cheese log for a lovely look.

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

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

Roll up cheese mixture using waxed paper to help roll.

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.
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