Creamy Cranberry Cheese Spread
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Serves: 15 generous servings
  • ⅓ less fat cream cheese
  • crushed or chopped pecans
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • 12 oz. bag fresh cranberries
  • ½-3/4 cup brown sugar*
  • 2 tbsp. 100% orange juice
  • ½ tsp. all spice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  1. Add sugar, spices and orange juice to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Add cranberries, cover and lower heat to medium, stirring occasionally.
  3. Allow to cook about 3-5 minutes or until almost all cranberries have burst and liquid has reduced.
  4. Set aside and allow to cool.
  5. Add cream cheese to a food processor or mixer and allow to whip (or you can do it by hand).
  6. Add ¼ cup of cooled cranberry sauce and fold in, combining slightly.
  7. Chill until ready to serve with remaining cranberry sauce and crushed pecans on top or on the side.
1. I used ¼ cup of brown sugar and the cranberry sauce was sweetened enough for my taste, however, if you like things extra sweet, you could add up to ¾ cup sugar to sweetened to your liking.
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