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Tangy Hot Cheese and Caper Spread

Tangy Hot Cheese and Caper Spread
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 24
Arrive bearing this creamy cheese spread, full of deliciously salty capers, and you’ll receive an extra-warm welcome. It’s perfect on toasted baguette.
Updated September 8, 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) chèvre (goat) cheese with peppercorns, softened
  • 1 cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons small capers, drained
  • Toasted baguette slices

Steps

  • 1
    Mix all ingredients except baguette slices in shallow 6-inch microwavable quiche or au gratin dish. Microwave uncovered on High 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
  • 2
    Serve cheese spread with baguette slices.

  • Plain chèvre and a dash of black pepper make a great stand-in for the goat cheese with peppercorns.
  • Prepare the spread a few hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate until serving time, then heat in the microwave.
  • Sprinkle a few extra capers on top of the dip just before serving.
  • Capers have a flavor similar to olives. The buds vary in size. For this recipe, purchase capers that are very small, called nonpareil, so the flavor will be better distributed throughout the spread. Look for capers near the pickles and olives in the grocery store.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
65
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
2%
2%
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; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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