Pecan And Sour Cherry Spread

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pecan and sour cherry spread

Cream cheese based spread made with sour cherries and pecans that goes well with scones or crackers for a nice snack, hors devour, or appetizer. 

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  • 3 cupsServings


  • 1 cup dried sour cherries
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juices
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
  • Scones or crackers as accompaniments


1. In a small heavy saucepan, simmer cherries in water until liquid is reduced to about 1 tablespoon. Remove pan from heat and cool mixture.

2. In a bowl, whisk together cream cheese, pecans, lime juice, thyme, zest, cherry mixture, and salt and pepper to taste until spread is combined well.

3. Spread may be made 2 days ahead and kept chilled, covered.
Serve spread with scones or crackers.