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This delicious holiday spread is very easy-to-make and is sure to delight your
family and friends. Makes a great appetizer to sure before your large Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
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Cranberry Holiday Spread
Dips & Spreads
Yields: serves many
Prep time: 20 min
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened*
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Zest (rind) of 1 orange
1/4 cup finely chopped dried
cranberries or craisins
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
* Fat-free or low-fat cream
cream cheese may be substituted. Soften cream cheese in microwave at high
for 15 to 20 seconds.
In a medium-size bowl, beat together the cream cheese, orange juice concentrate, sugar, and cinnamon until smooth and fluffy. Stir in orange zest, dried cranberries, and pecans.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
Serve with crackers of your choice.
Variation: Can be rolled into a log or ball and coated with additional chopped pecans or waluts before
Makes 1 1/2 cups.