Cranberry-Topped Three Cheese Spread

Juicy, tart cranberries complement a delicious spread made with three types of tasty cheese.

Yield

32 servings

Ingredients

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Swiss almond cold-pack cheese food (from 8-ounce container)
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
sliced almonds, if desired
assorted crackers

Directions

In medium bowl, beat all ingredients except cranberry sauce, almonds and crackers with electric mixer on medium-low speed until smooth.

Line 2-cup mold with plastic wrap. Spoon cheese mixture into mold. Cover and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours but no longer than 2 days.

When ready to serve, turn mold upside down onto serving plate and remove plastic wrap. Spoon cranberry sauce over mold; sprinkle with almonds. Serve with crackers.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Additional Information

Shape cheese mixture into a 6-inch star or ball, if you don't have a 2-cup mold.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Serving): Calories 100 (Calories from Fat 70), Total Fat 7 g (Saturated Fat 4 1/2 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 20 mg; Sodium 170 mg; Total Carbohydrate 4 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 2 g), Protein 3 g; Exchanges: 1 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 0

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