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Cherry Cream Cheese Spread

Dotted with pretty maraschino cherries, this spread is an attractive complement to your holiday table. —Ruth Hastings
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    1/3 cup


  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon whole milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon chopped maraschino cherries


  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and extract until fluffy. Fold in cherries. Serve with bread, bagels and toast. Store in the refrigerator.

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  • carriefeuquay
    Jan 22, 2011

    The basic recipe is delicious, but it needs to be sweetened with powered sugar to keep it from tasting like only cream cheese and cherries (unless that is the taste your going for). We added about a half a cup of powered sugar to a six time recipe.

  • beksand
    Feb 14, 2009

    this was very good. but i had to add powdered sugar to it. Everyone loved it at my valentine party. i served it with graham crackers.