Cherries and honey-roasted almonds add a subtle sweet flavor to a spread featuring three cheeses.
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
oz Muenster cheese, shredded (1 cup)
oz white Cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup)
tablespoons finely chopped onion
tablespoons cherry-flavored liqueur
cup pitted fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) dark sweet cherries
cup honey-roasted sliced almonds
packages (2.82 oz each) mini toasts (96 toasts)
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.
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.
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.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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- Vitamin A
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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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.