Tuesday, May 28, 2013

APPLE CHEDDAR SPREAD

Place this dip/spread on your appetizer/snack table for those who have a bit of a sweet tooth.

1/4 cup low-fat milk
1 brick (8-oz) Neufchatel cheese (light cream cheese), softened
1 cup mild cheddar cheese (be sure to use 100% cheese - fake cheese does not melt)
1/4 cup finely chopped apple
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Gradually add the milk to the softened Neufchatel cheese; mix well until completely blended.

Add the cheddar cheese, apple, nuts, sugar, and cinnamon to the cream cheese mixture.  Mix using medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.

Place spread into serving bowl, cover and chill.

Serve with an assortment of whole-grain crackers.

Yield; 2 cups of spread

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