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Hot Macadamia Spread

 Hot Macadamia Spread
While my husband was in the Army, I'd get together with other wives for snacks and to exchange favorite recipes. I still enjoy serving this rich spread because most guests can't quite put their finger on the zippy ingredient—horseradish. —Naomi Francis, Waukesha, Wisconsin
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts or blanched almonds
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Stir in sour
  • cream, horseradish, green pepper, onion, garlic salt and pepper.
  • Spoon into an ungreased shallow 2-cup baking dish; set aside.
  • In a skillet, saute the nuts in butter for 3-4 minutes or until
  • lightly browned. Sprinkle over the cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Serve with cracker.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings.