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Friday, December 17, 2010

Food Friday: Easy, Pretty, Special Recipe for Festive Appetizer Spread

I've made this easy recipe many times.
Simple, yet Special! And very pretty on your table!

photo courtesy Taste of Home
Festive Appetizer Spread
Yield:  about 3 cups
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 pkg (12 oz) fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup apricot preserves
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup slivered almonds; toasted
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese
Assorted crackers

In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water and sugar to a boil wihout stirring; boil for 5 minutes.  Add cranberries; cook until berries pop and sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes.  Remove from the heat.  Cut apricots in the preserves into small pieces; add to cranberry mixture.  Stir in lemon juice.  Cool.  Add almonds.  Spoon over cream cheese; serve with crackers.  Store leftovers in the refrigerator.  Editor's note:  the sauce may also be served as an accompaniment to poultry or pork.
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December 17, 2010 at 3:00 PM  
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December 17, 2010 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Toyin O. said...

That looks yummy, thanks for sharing the recipe.

December 18, 2010 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it--check out all the other recipes I've posted by clicking Recipes on the bar above! It's one of my favorite things when someone wants to try one of my recipes--so thanks! (Maybe that's a "girl thing"?)

December 18, 2010 at 10:26 PM  

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