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Cherry-Cheese Mold

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 24

Cherries and honey-roasted almonds add a subtle sweet flavor to a spread featuring three cheeses. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
4
oz Muenster cheese, shredded (1 cup)
4
oz white Cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup)
2
tablespoons finely chopped onion
2
tablespoons cherry-flavored liqueur
1
cup pitted fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) dark sweet cherries
3/4
cup honey-roasted sliced almonds
3
packages (2.82 oz each) mini toasts (96 toasts)

Steps

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  • 1
    In food processor, place cheeses, onion and liqueur. Cover; process until smooth and well mixed; spoon into large bowl. Chop 3/4 cup of the cherries. Reserve remaining 1/4 cup cherries and 2 tablespoons of the almonds. Stir chopped cherries and remaining almonds into cheese mixture until well mixed and mixture is pink.
  • 2
    Line 3-cup bowl or heart-shaped mold with double layer of cheesecloth. Spoon cheese mixture into mold. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 3
    Unmold cheese mixture onto serving plate. Cut reserved cherries in half. Garnish top of cheese mold with halved cherries and reserved almonds. Serve with mini toasts.

Expert Tips

  • You can use an assortment of small crackers instead of the mini toasts.
  • The honey-roasted sliced almonds, often used in salads, are found in packages in the produce department.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
160mg
7%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
2g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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