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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

♥ Pineapple-Pecan Cheese Spread ♥

Ingredients:
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted, divided
3/4 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
2 tablespoons chopped roasted sweet red pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Assorted fresh vegetables

Directions:
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add the cheddar cheese, 3/4 cup pecans, pineapple, chilies, red pepper and garlic powder; beat until combined.

Transfer to a serving dish. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Sprinkle with remaining pecans just before serving. Serve with vegetables.

Yield: 3-3/4 cups.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 100 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

~~ Simple & Delicious January/February 2007~~

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