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Apple Cheddar Spread

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Categories: Entertaining, Halloween, Make ahead, No cook, Thanksgiving, Vegetarian
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

Finely chopped apples give this creamy cheddar spread a sweet flavor.

Serves: 3 1/4 cups (1 Tablespoon servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 block (8 ounces) nonfat or reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup nonfat or low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples (about 2 medium)
  • 3/4 cup shredded nonfat or reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped dates

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Directions:

  1. Place the cream cheese and cottage cheese in a food processor, and process until smooth. Stir in the apples, Cheddar cheese, and dates. Transfer the spread to a serving dish, cover, and chill for several hours.
  2. Serve with whole grain bagel slices, whole grain crackers, celery sticks, and apple wedges dipped in pineapple juice to prevent browning.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

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