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Cherry and Pecan Cream Cheese Spread Recipe


Cherry and Pecan Cream Cheese Spread
Makes about 3 cups.

1 cup dried sour cherries
1 cup water
two 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
scones or crackers as accompaniments

In a small heavy saucepan simmer cherries in water until liquid is reduced to about 1 tablespoon. Remove pan from heat and cool mixture.

In a bowl whisk together cream cheese, pecans, lime juice, thyme, zest, cherry mixture, and salt and pepper to taste until spread is combined well. Spread may be made 2 days ahead and kept chilled, covered.

Serve spread with scones or crackers.


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