Molded Herbed Cheese Spread with Apples

Here’s a spread made using three types of cheese flavored with herbs and served with apple slices – an elegant appetizer!

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 16

Ingredients

1
container (12 oz) fat-free cream cheese (1 1/2 cups), softened
2
oz feta cheese, crumbled (1/2 cup)
1
oz blue cheese, crumbled (1/4 cup)
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives or green onion tops
2
red or green apples, cut into 16 slices each, or assorted fat-free crackers
  • 1 Line 2-cup ring mold or small decorative mold with cheesecloth or plastic wrap.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, feta cheese, blue cheese, basil and rosemary with electric mixer or spoon until well mixed. Spoon mixture into mold, spreading evenly. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours, until firm.
  • 3 To serve, unmold cheese mixture onto serving platter; sprinkle with chives. Serve with apple slices.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    45
    (
    Calories from Fat
    15),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    180mg
    180%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    4g
    4%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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