You are here: Home » Recipes » Chunky Maple Walnut Spread Chunky Maple Walnut Spread Recipe by California Walnut Board Yield 8 servings Prep 15 mins Cook 0 mins This is a great spread for bagels, crackers or pita chips. It also makes a good dip for apple slices, celery sticks, strawberries or pineapple spears. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 -- (8-ounce) package low-fat cream cheese, softened at room temperature for an hour2/3 cup California Walnuts1/2 cup dried cranberries or California Raisins1/4 cup maple syrup1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions 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. 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.