Nutty Cheese Spread with Fruit Chutney


¾ c diced dried fruit and raisin mixture (7-oz package)
¼ c sweetened dried cranberries
½ c apple cider
1 tbsp cider vinegar
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ c chopped walnuts
1 package (8 oz) low-fat or fat-free cream cheese, softened
Crackers or pita bread cut into small triangles


Mix all ingredients except walnuts and cream cheese in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until fruit is plump and mixture is thick. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until completely cooled.
Heat oven to 350°. Spread walnuts on cookie sheet, bake 5-7 minutes, stirring twice, until light golden brown; cool.

Mix walnuts and cream cheese in medium bowl. Spread cream cheese mixture in 1/2 –in-layer on serving plate. Top with chutney. Serve with crackers or pita.

Nutrient Analysis:

1 serving: 50 calories, 2 gm fat, 1 gm pro