March 26, 2016

Appetizer spreads

Posted in Appetizers at 6:26 pm by Sheila OConnell

Here are two recipes for cream cheese spreads to serve with bread, toast or crackers.  It works well with a dense white bread, like English toasting bread.  Toast the bread lightly, cut off the crusts, and cut into small rectangles, squares or triangles.

Bacon and Almond Spread

3 oz.  cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tbsp milk
1/3 cup roasted salted almonds, finely chopped
2 slices bacon, cooked crispy then finely chopped or crumbled
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika
sprinkle of red pepper

Blend the cream cheese and the milk.  Stir in the other ingredients.  Taste and add more seasoning if desired.

Orange and Ginger Spread

3 oz.  cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tbsp milk
1 + 2/3 tbsp orange marmalade
1 tsp ginger preserves
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Blend the cream cheese and the milk.  Stir in the other ingredients.  Taste and add more salt or lemon juice if desired.

 

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