Chunky Maple Walnut Spread

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins


1-- (8-ounce) package low-fat cream cheese, softened at room temperature for an hour
2/3cup California Walnuts
1/2cup dried cranberries or California Raisins
1/4cup maple syrup
1/4teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Put cream cheese in a medium bowl. Add walnuts, raisins, syrup and cinnamon. Stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until ingredients are mixed together.
  2. Spread on bagels, toast, or apple slices.

*To make as a softer dip for apple slices or strawberries, use twice as much maple syrup. To reduce fat and calorie content, use whipped lowfat cream cheese instead of a brick of lowfat cream cheese.

Recipe by Rosemary Mark.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 121
  • Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Cholesterol 11mg
  • Sodium 57mg
  • Carbohydrate 11g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Protein 3g
  • Trans Fat 0g