Fruited Cheese Log

Perfect for an appetizer tray, serve this citrus-flavored cheese log with whole grain crackers.

Fruited Cheese Log + enlarge image
8,259views
4 users rated this recipe an average rating of 3.0
Makes:
32 servings
Prep:
20 mins
Chill:
4 hrs
Stand:
1 hr
Rate me!


Fruited Cheese Log

Ingredients
1/2
cup snipped dried apricots
8
1/2
8 ounce package cream cheese
2
tablespoons orange juice
1/3
cup golden raisins, chopped
1/4
cup pitted whole dates, snipped
1/4
teaspoon salt
 
Chopped toasted almonds (optional)
 
Assorted crackers and/or apple slices

Directions

  1. In a small bowl soak apricots in 1 cup hot water for 1 hour or until softened. Drain well; set aside. Meanwhile, place Monterey Jack cheese and cream cheese in a medium bowl and bring to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  2. Add orange juice to cream cheese mixture. Beat mixture with an electric mixer until thoroughly combined. Stir in raisins, dates, apricots, and salt. Divide mixture in half. On a large piece of waxed paper shape one portion of the mixture into a log about 5 inches long. Repeat with remaining portion. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. Roll in nuts before serving, if desired. Serve with assorted crackers and/or apple slices. Makes 32 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Fruited Cheese Log)
    Per serving:
  • 53 kcal cal.,
  • 3 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 10 mg chol.,
  • 67 mg sodium,
  • 4 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 3 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Your Comment:
close
close
close
close
close

close

Loading... Please wait...