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Cherry Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

Dotted with pretty maraschino cherries, this spread is an attractive complement to your holiday table. —Ruth Hastings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon chopped maraschino cherries


  • 1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and extract until fluffy. Fold in cherries. Serve with bread, bagels and toast. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1/3 cup.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 162 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 131 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.