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Four-Layer Cheese Spread Recipe

Four-Layer Cheese Spread Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.