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Thyme and Fig Goat Cheese Spread

When I started growing herbs in my garden it took me a while to find a good way to use thyme, but this easy appetizer spread lets it shine. I usually garnish it with a sprig of thyme, slivered almonds and chopped figs. —Laura Cox, Columbia, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried figs
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • Additional minced fresh thyme, optional
  • Assorted crackers, French bread baguette slices or assorted fresh vegetables

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat cheese, sour cream, honey and thyme until smooth; stir in figs and almonds. Sprinkle with additional thyme if desired. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with crackers, baguette slices or vegetables.

Test Kitchen tips
  • The ingredients in this recipe are simple and straight-forward but, when combined, make an elegant-tasting spread.
  • If you don't have fresh thyme on hand, use 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme.
  • Nutrition Facts
    2 tablespoons: 81 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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