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Appetizer Entertaining idea…


My mother is preparing Easter dinner this Sunday so I offered to bring something.  She requested that I bring an appetizer.  This Three Cheese Spread is perfect because I can make it in advance, is travel friendly, easy to make and has always been a favorite amongst family and friends.  I usually like trying new dishes but since this is such a busy weekend for us, I am relying on the tried and true.

So if you are looking for an easy to make ahead of time recipe, check this out…

Happy Holiday!

Three Cheese Spread

Serves 12

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 24 hours (refrigeration)

Ingredients:

½ package low fat cream cheese (4 ounces) – softened

1 package fat free cream cheese (8 ounces) – softened

½ cup fat free sour cream

½ cup goat cheese – crumbled

2 tablespoons fresh chives – chopped

1 tablespoon yellow bell pepper – finely chopped

2 tablespoons almonds – finely chopped and toasted

2 tablespoons raisins – finely chopped

2 tablespoons parmesan cheese – grated

½ cup roasted red peppers – drained, rinsed and chopped finely

Assortment of crackers

Directions:

Line 3 custard molds with plastic wrap.  Beat cream cheese on high speed in mixer until fluffy.  Add sour cream and goat cheese and beat for 1 minute.  Divide mixture in 3 separate bowls. 

Bowl 1: Stir in chives and bell peppers.   Wrap in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate overnight.

Bowl 2: Stir in almonds and raisins.  Wrap in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate overnight.

Bowl 3: Stir in parmesan cheese and add roasted pepper.  Wrap in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate overnight.

To serve: Turn over spreads into a serving platter and serve with an assortment of crackers.

Estimated Values:

Calories = 87                                                Fat = 4

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