BASIL & TOMATO CREAM SPREAD (AUFSTRICH)

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

Who doesn't love a good creamy schmear for bagels, english muffins, or that special favorite bread?


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Rating:

Serves:

Makes about 1-1/2 cups

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Ingredients

8 oz
cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp
plain yogurt
1 Tbsp
heavy cream or milk
1 c
loosely packed basil leaves, chopped
12
dried tomatoes in oil, chopped very fine
1 Tbsp
reserved oil from tomatoes
1/4 c
pine nuts, pan roasted and cooled
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix cream cheese with yogurt and cream or milk. Mix in chopped tomatoes, reserved oil, chopped basil, salt and pepper. Fold in pine nuts.
2
Tip: Only add as much oil as you need to achieve a good spreading consistency. To cut calories leave out oil, use low-fat or non-fat cream cheese and use milk instead of cream.
3
To roast pine nuts (or any nuts) place in a single layer in a frying pan and roast on stove top, shaking intermittently until golden brown and fragrant (about 4 minutes). Try not to forget they are on the stove, or they will burn and you will have to start over.

Does not freeze.

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