Gouda cheese, lemon juice and curry powder compliment a delicious spread - served with fruit or crackers.
(7-oz.) Gouda cheese with red wax coating
(3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
teaspoons lemon juice
teaspoon curry powder
With sharp knife, remove about 3-inch diameter slice from top of Gouda cheese. Carefully hollow out, leaving wax coating intact to form shell.
In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine Gouda cheese, cream cheese, honey, lemon juice and curry powder; process until smooth and well blended. Spoon cheese mixture into shell, mounding in center. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight to blend flavors.
For easier spreading, let cheese stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving. To serve, place cheese on serving tray; surround with wedges of fresh peaches, pears, apple or pineapple, grapes and/or assorted crackers. Spread cheese on fruit or crackers.
Curry powder is a blend of spices invented by the English to approximate the many flavors found in Indian curry blends.
Apples and pears are plentiful this time of year, and they taste wonderful served with cheese. If you slice them ahead of time, place them in a bowl of water with a little lemon juice added to keep them from darkening. Pat them dry when you're ready to serve.
Make the Gouda cheese mixture one to two days ahead; cover and refrigerate it.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
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- Vitamin A
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Exchanges:1/2 High-Fat Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.