Monday, November 12, 2012

Fruit 'n Nut Spread

Do you sometimes get tired of plain, everyday spreads? I know I do. Sometimes I want a little 'something-something' to go on my bagel or toast, or even on some flatbread or crackers. This is definitely a treat to try next time you are looking for a change. It's especially good for a family brunch during the Holiday season (or any time).

Fruit 'n Nut Spread


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Assorted crackers, bagels or breads

In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and orange juice until smooth. Fold in the chopped cranberries and pecans. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Serve with crackers, breads, bagels or rye bread toast.

Yield: 1-1/2 cups.

Note from The Little Cook: You may wish to use other dried fruit combinations such as craisins or candied cherries with chopped walnuts or slivered almonds; dried blueberries and chopped roasted hazelnuts or pecans. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

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