Cherry-Cheese Mold

Cherry-Cheese Mold

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

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:30

Hr:Mins

Makes

24

servings

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)
  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.
Makes 24 servings (2 tablespoons spread and 4 mini toasts each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen 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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 140
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 160mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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 Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.