Crunchy nuts complement the creamy cheese in an easy spread that's topped with lovely fruit chutney.
cup diced dried fruit and raisin mixture (from 7-ounce package)
cup sweetened dried cranberries
cup apple cider
tablespoon cider vinegar
teaspoon ground ginger
teaspoon ground cinnamon
cup chopped walnuts
package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
Crackers, if desired
Mix all ingredients except walnuts, cream cheese and crackers in 2-quart
saucepan. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until fruit is
plump and mixture is thick. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until completely
Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°. Spread walnuts on cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 7
minutes, stirring twice, until light golden brown; cool.
Mix walnuts and cream cheese in medium bowl. Spread cream cheese mixture
in 1/2-inch-thick layer on serving plate. Top with chutney. Serve with crackers.
This spiced fruit chutney can be made several days ahead. Be sure to keep it covered in the refrigerator.
Make extra chutney, package it in a pretty jar and give it as a hostess gift. It is delicious served with turkey or ham.
Toasting nuts brings out the subtle flavor of nuts and also makes them more crunchy.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.