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Cheese and Fruit Plate

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 18
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Turn an ordinary cheese and fruit tray into something more memorable with the addition of a chewy and nutty fig spread.

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

Directions

  • 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
22%
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
460mg
19%
Potassium
400mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
4g
18%
Sugars
24g
Protein
11g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
8%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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