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Cherry Cheese Spread

Cherry Cheese Spread
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 25 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 18
A delicious spread made with three types of tasty cheese with addition of cherries and almond.
Updated July 19, 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, cubed
  • 4 oz Havarti cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded smoky Swiss cheese (4 oz)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (1 oz)
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 tablespoons cherry-flavored liqueur or 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon chopped shallot
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries, chopped

Steps

  • 1
    Let all cheeses stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to soften. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spread almonds on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Cool.
  • 2
    In food processor bowl with metal blade, place all cheeses, liqueur and shallot; process until smooth. Add cherries and almonds; process with on/off pulses until almonds are chopped. Spoon into crock or other container; cover. Refrigerate at least 24 hours to blend flavors.
  • 3
    Let cheese spread stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Serve with thin slices of baguette-style French bread, assorted crackers, celery sticks or fresh pea pods.

  • If you prefer, dried cranberries can be substituted for the dried cherries.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
115mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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