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Four-Layer Cheese Spread

 Four-Layer Cheese Spread
When Sherry Hulsman entertains, she counts on this streamlined party starter. "I invert the chilled mold onto a platter lined with baby spinach," notes the Louisville, Kentucky reader.
24 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened, divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh baby spinach, chopped
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons chutney
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • Additional fresh baby spinach
  • Assorted crackers and fresh vegetables


  • In a small bowl, combine 4 oz. cream cheese and chopped spinach. In
  • another bowl, combine chutney and remaining cream cheese. In a large
  • bowl, combine cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pecans, onion and hot
  • pepper sauce.
  • Line a 3-cup bowl with plastic wrap. Spread half of the cheddar
  • cheese mixture in prepared bowl. Layer with the spinach and chutney
  • mixtures. Top with remaining cheddar cheese mixture. Cover and
  • refrigerate overnight.
  • Unmold onto a serving plate; garnish with additional spinach. Serve
  • with crackers and vegetables. Yield: about 3 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 130 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.