Cheese and Fruit Plate

Turn an ordinary cheese and fruit tray into something more memorable with the addition of a chewy and nutty fig spread.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 18

Ingredients

Fig Spread

1
bag (9 oz) dried Mission figs (about 24 medium figs), chopped
1
bag (2 1/2 oz) hazelnuts (filberts), chopped (about 1/3 cup)
1
jar (12 oz) apricot preserves

Cheese and Fruit

1
piece (8 oz) Gouda cheese
1
piece (8 oz) blue cheese
1
round (8 oz) Brie cheese
1
container (1 lb) fresh strawberries (about 24)
1
bag (7 oz) dried apricots
64
whole wheat crackers
Fresh parsley sprigs
  • 1 In small serving bowl, mix spread ingredients until blended.
  • 2 To serve, place cheeses on decorative platter; surround with strawberries, apricots and crackers. Garnish with parsley sprigs. Serve with fig spread.

Expert Tips

Don't like figs? Serve with your favorite specialty jelly or jam.

The fig mixture can be made up to 3 days ahead; store in airtight container in refrigerator. Just remember to bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
460mg
460%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
24g
24%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.