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Festive Cheese Spread

1   pkg (8 oz/250 g) cream cheese, softened
2   oz (60 g) shredded Swiss cheese (1/2 cup/125 mL)
1/4   cup (50 mL) finely diced dried apricots
1/4   cup (50 mL) sweetened dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
2   tbsp (30 mL) thinly sliced green onions with tops
1/2   cup (125 mL) sliced almonds, toasted
   Assorted crackers (optional)
  1. In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, Swiss cheese, apricots, cranberries and green onions; mix well.
  2. Place almonds onto a 14-inch (35 cm) piece of Parchment Paper. Shape cheese mixture into a log and transfer mixture to Parchment Paper. Roll cheese log in almonds until completely coated. Serve on Bamboo Cheese Board - Reversible with assorted crackers, if desired.

Yield: 10 servings

Nutrients per serving: per serving (2 tbsp/30 mL spread): Calories 160, Total Fat 12 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 30 mg, Carbohydrate 7 g, Protein 4 g, Sodium 85 mg, Fiber less than 1 g