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Festive Appetizer Spread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

about 3 cups

Our state is known for its cranberries, and there are many bogs in our area. I won first place with this recipe in a contest sponsored by our local newspaper.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring water and sugar to a boil without stirring; boil for 5 minutes. Add cranberries, cook until berries pop and sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. Cut apricots in the preserves into small pieces; add to cranberry mixture. Stir in lemon juice. Cool. Add almonds.
  3. Spoon over cream cheese; serve with crackers. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
<B>Editor's Note:</B> This sauce may also be served as an accompaniment to poultry or pork.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 97 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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