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Fabulous Fruit Spread Recipe

Our Test Kitchen concocted this citrusy cream cheese spread accented with bits of dried fruit and tangy grated orange peel. Serve it as a snacking spread on low-fat crackers or for breakfast on English muffins or bagels.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup assorted dried fruit, chopped
  • Toast or English muffins


  • 1. In a food processor, combine the first four ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Stir in fruit. Spread on toast or English muffins. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Yield: 20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without toast or English muffins) equals 44 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 lean meat.