Say Hurray Red White And Blue Cheese Spread

This is a festive appetizer spread perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July. The colors are patriotic and the flavors are delicious! This spread can be served with hearty crackers or crusty breads. Dried strawberries can be used in place of dried cranberries if you prefer.

  • 1/4 C dried cranberries
  • 1/4 C dried blueberries
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (6 oz.) pkg. blue cheese, crumbed
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 C of pecans, coarsely chopped

Put the dried berries into a large mixing bowl.
Pour enough boiling water over the berries to just cover.
Allow the berries to stand in the water for 1 minute.
Drain well and set the berries aside.
Place the cream cheese and blue cheese together in a mixing bowl.
Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until almost smooth.
Stir in the berries, onions and garlic with a rubber spatula until well combined.
Cover the bowl well and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Fold in the pecans just before serving.
Makes 16 servings

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