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Chunky Maple Walnut Spread

Chunky Maple Walnut SpreadRecipe courtesy of Walnut Marketing Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) package low-fat cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup California walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions:

  1. Put cream cheese in a medium bowl. Add walnuts, raisins, syrup and cinnamon. Stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until ingredients are mixed together.
  2. Spread on bagels, toast, or apple slices.

Makes 12 servings.

Tip: To make as a softer dip for apple or pineapple slices or strawberries, use twice as much maple syrup.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 121; Calories From Fat: 72; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 11mg; Total Carbs: 11g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 3g; Sodium: 57mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Walnut Marketing Board.