Cherry and Pecan Cream Cheese Spread

Recipe Submitted by mamamia ..|.. Category: Sauces & Relishes

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
  • 1/4 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, 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 scenes or crackers.

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