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Festive Apple-Cheese Log Recipe

With apples, pecans and cinnamon, this fun spread, from Anna Mayer of Fort Branch, Indiana, is almost like dessert.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped tart apple
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Additional chopped pecans, toasted Vanilla wafers, sugar cookies or assorted crackers

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, apple, pecans and cinnamon. Shape into a log; roll in toasted pecans. Cover and refrigerate. Remove from the refrigerator 20 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla wafers, cookies or crackers. Yield: 1 cheese log.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 104 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.