Sunday, December 26, 2004

New England Cranberry Spread

16 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c. Craisins sweetened dried cranberries
2/3 c. maple syrup
1/2 c. chopped pecans

Combine ingredients in medium mixing bowl,
and using an electric mixer, beat until smooth.

Refrigerate overnight. Serve with crackers.

Pecan Cranberry Spread

1/2 c. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. chopped pecans
1/4 c. dried cranberries
1/8 c. orange juice concentrate

Using an electric mixer,
beat the cream cheese at medium speed until soft and fluffy.
Transfer to a small bowl, add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until flavors blend,
at least 30 minutes.
Serve cold with crackers.
Yield: 1 cup