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cranberry cheese spread

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a recipe by
Sharon Colyer
Louisville, KY

This lovely appetizer recipe is a simple & easy holiday recipe. It came from the Taste of Home Holiday Recipe Card Collection. Enjoy! I have listed the cream cheese & sour cream as reduced-fat. You can use full fat, if that is your preference. But, around the holidays, most of us, would like to skip some calories. Prep time, does not include refrigeration time.

★★★★★ 1
serves 12-14
prep time 35 Min
cook time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For cranberry cheese spread

  • prep time, does not include refrigeration time.
  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz.) reduced-fat cream cheese (neufchatel), softened
  • 1/2 c
    reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 can
    (16 oz.) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 c
    slivered almonds, toasted
  • assorted crackers

How To Make cranberry cheese spread

  • 1
    In a small mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese, sour cream, honey, and cinnamon, until smooth. Spread onto a serving dish or plate.
  • 2
    In a bowl, stir cranberry sauce, until it reaches spreading consistency; spread over cream cheese mixture.
  • 3
    Toast almonds, if not already toasted, for 5-10 minutes in a 350° oven. Watch carefully. Do not burn! When ready, remove nuts from pan & allow about 5 minutes to cool. Then, sprinkle almonds over cranberry sauce.
  • 4
    Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hrs. Service with crackers. Makes 12-14 servings.