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Spooky Spread

Spooky Spread

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  • Yield: 3 cups spread
  • Prep 40 mins
  • Chill 4 hrs to 24 hrs

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This bright orange chunky cheese spread is made with apples, nuts, carrots, green onions, and currants. Serve it as an appetizer with crackers or mini bagels.


  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1 3 - ounce package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup finely chopped apple (such as Delicious, Gala or Braeburn)
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons dried currants or chopped raisins
  • Party rye bread, melba toast rounds, crackers and/or mini bagels, halved


  1. Allow cheddar cheese and cream cheese to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat cheddar cheese and cream cheese on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sour cream, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce. Beat on medium speed till nearly smooth, scraping sides of bowl. Fold in apple, carrot, pecans, onions and currants. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  3. Stir before serving. Serve with rye bread, toast rounds, crackers and/or mini bagels. Makes 3 cups spread.

Nutrition Facts

(Spooky Spread)

Fat, total (g) 7, Thiamin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 2, vit. C (mg) 1, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (IU) 486, cal. (kcal) 81, sugar (g) 1, fiber (g) 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Monounsaturated fat (g) 2, iron (mg) 0, calcium (mg) 81, Potassium (mg) 53, sodium (mg) 76, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Folate (µg) 4, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 3, chol. (mg) 16, Riboflavin (mg) 0

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