Cherry-Pecan Cream Cheese Spread
Together cream cheese, dried sour cherries, a small amount olf brown sugar, toasted pecans and splash of lime juice create a delicious appetizer spread.
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup water
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
1 tablespoon fresh lime juices
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
- In a small saucepan simmer cherries in water until liquid is reduced to about 1 tablespoon. Remove pan from heat and stir in brown sugar; cool mixture.
- In a bowl whisk together cream cheese, pecans, lime juice, zest and cherry mixture until spread is combined well.
- Serve spread with scones or crackers.
Makes about 3 cups.