Posted June 17, 2013
I have always had a fondness for cream cheese spreads. They are super easy to make and you can add just about any flavor that you like. Take this recipe for instance. After making my Spinach, Arugula, Cranberry and Walnut Salad, I have discovered a new found love for dried cranberries and the sweetness that they add to dishes. In this recipe, their sweetness pairs nicely with the fresh rosemary and smooth cream cheese. Spread on some crisp crackers and you’ll have an addicting little snack perfect for all of your upcoming holiday festivities.
I’ve done a lot of talking about Thanksgiving dinner, but personally, one of my favorite parts of the traditional festivities is the platter of appetizers that cover the table before dinner. After all it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving if we didn’t spend the entire day eating, right? Our family breaks out the appetizer platters at about 11 am while we’re watching the last hour of the Macy’s Parade. It really is a smorgasbord of food. We usually have everything from pickles and olives, to salami and cheese to ham pin-wheels and deviled eggs. And while it may not sound like we need anything more, I couldn’t resist making just one more thing. That is where this cream cheese spreads enters the equation. Its quick, easy, full of flavor and sure to be a hit. Now, if only I can get it to my sister’s house before Ryan eats it all.
Rosemary and Cranberry Spread Recipe
A luscious cream cheese spread with earthy rosemary and sweet dried cranberries. Perfect for your holiday celebration.
Serves 4 - 6
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 tablespoons dried sweetened cranberries
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
- fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt
- Place cream cheese into a bowl and using a spoon, fold in all ingredients until well combined.
- Serve along side crackers or toasted baguette slices.