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Baked Rosemary-Rhubarb Spread

 Baked Rosemary-Rhubarb Spread
Looking for a snack that's easy to put together? This zippy spread is seasoned with rosemary, garlic and crushed red pepper, and then sprinkled with toasted pine nuts. "The rhubarb adds a tangy note," says Joan Ranzini from Waynesboro, Virginia.
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 2 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • Assorted crackers


  • Place rhubarb in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Drain and rinse in cold water.
  • In a food processor, combine the cream cheese, egg, flour, rosemary,
  • garlic and pepper flakes; cover and process until blended. Add
  • rhubarb; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a greased
  • 9-in. pie plate. Sprinkle with pine nuts.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown
  • and center is set. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 57 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 34 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.