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Nutty Cheese Spread with Fruit Chutney

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16

Crunchy nuts complement the creamy cheese in an easy spread that's topped with lovely fruit chutney. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3/4
cup diced dried fruit and raisin mixture (from 7-ounce package)
1/4
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2
cup apple cider
1
tablespoon cider vinegar
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
cup chopped walnuts
1
package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
Crackers, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    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 cooled.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°. Spread walnuts on cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, stirring twice, until light golden brown; cool.
  • 3
    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.

Expert Tips

  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
Saturated Fat
3g
Cholesterol
15mg
Sodium
45mg
Total Carbohydrate
7g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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