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Fruit 'n' Nut Spread Recipe

Go ahead...spread on Caralyn Berigan's toast topper a little thick. "I adapted it from a higher-calorie spread without losing its fruity flavor," she reports from Golden, Colorado. "It's excellent on bagels, whole wheat toast and muffins."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a blender or food processor, combine the cottage cheese, lemon juice and allspice; cover and process until smooth. Stir in fruit and nuts. Yield: 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2 tablespoons) equals 67 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.