Chunky Maple Walnut Spread

  • 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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

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