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Southwest Corn Spread

 Southwest Corn Spread
My Aunt Christine shared this recipe with me at a family reunion a few years ago. The thick spread's southwestern flavor has mass appeal. —Rebecca Sue Dickson, Iredell, Texas
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • Tortilla chips or crackers

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and lime juice until smooth. Beat
  • in the chilies, onions, cumin, cayenne pepper until combined. Stir
  • in corn and walnuts if desired.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve with crackers or
  • chips. Yield: about 3 cups.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.