Nutty Cheese Spread with Fruit Chutney

Nutty Cheese Spread with Fruit Chutney

Crunchy nuts complement the creamy cheese in an easy spread that's topped with lovely fruit chutney. 16 servings

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:30

Hr:Mins

Makes

16

servings

3/4
cup diced dried fruit and raisin mixture (from 7-ounce package)
1/4
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2
cup apple cider
1
tablespoon cider vinegar
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
cup chopped walnuts
1
package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, softened
Crackers, if desired
1
package (7 ounces) water crackers
  1. Mix all ingredients except walnuts, cream cheese and crackers in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until fruit is plump and mixture is thick. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°. Spread walnuts on cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, stirring twice, until light golden brown; cool.
  3. Mix walnuts and cream cheese in medium bowl. Spread cream cheese mixture in 1/2-inch-thick layer on serving plate. Top with chutney. Serve with crackers.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Live Better America® Kitchens
Do-Ahead
This spiced fruit chutney can be made several days ahead. Be sure to keep it covered in the refrigerator.
Special Touch
Make extra chutney, package it in a pretty jar and give it as a hostess gift. It is delicious served with turkey or ham.
Did You Know?
Toasting nuts brings out the subtle flavor of nuts and also makes them more crunchy.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 60
    • (Calories from Fat 15),
  • Total Fat 1 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 100mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 8g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.