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Apricot-Nut Spread

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + soaking

Makes

2 cups

This nice and tart spread can add extra-special flavor to homemade muffins and biscuits, especially when the baked goodies are fresh from the oven.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed and softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Soak apricots in water overnight; drain; reserving 2 tablespoons liquid.
  2. In a blender, combine apricots and reserved liquid ; process for about 10 seconds. Add cream cheese; process just until blended, about 10-20 seconds. Add walnuts and blend until mixed. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 70 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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