BASIL & TOMATO CREAM SPREAD (AUFSTRICH)

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Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
Makes about 1-1/2 cups
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
5 Min

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make BASIL & TOMATO CREAM SPREAD (AUFSTRICH)

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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