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Spiced-Cherry Cheese Log

Spiced-Cherry Cheese Log

Prep time15 min
Total time2hr 15min
ServingsMakes 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese spread, softened
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded white cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup dried cherries, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • RITZ Crackers
  • Mix cream cheese and cheddar in medium bowl until blended. Stir in cherries and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Shape into log; wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate 2 hours.
  • Roll in nuts just before serving with the crackers.
Recipe Tips
  • Size-Wise
    Savor every bite of this tasty spread. Each 2-Tbsp. serving goes a long way on flavor.
  • Variations
    Prepare recipe as directed, using one of the following flavor options: Italian: Substitute 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese for the cheddar, 1/4 cup sliced drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes for the cherries, and 1/2 tsp. each Italian seasoning and garlic powder for the pumpkin pie spice. Smoky Bacon: Omit pumpkin pie spice. Mix ingredients as directed, substituting 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded orange cheddar cheese for the shredded white cheddar cheese and 2 Tbsp. bacon bits for the chopped cherries. Stir in 2 sliced green onions, then shape into log. Herbed: Omit pumpkin pie spice. Prepare recipe as directed, substituting 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese for the cheddar, and 1 minced garlic clove, and 2 Tbsp. each chopped fresh parsley, fresh basil and fresh chives for the cherries.
  • How to Wrap for Gift-Giving
    Place cheese log and knife on decorative platter or cutting board. Wrap with colorful food wrap and ribbon. After serving the cheese log at the holiday party, the hostess will have a lovely gift to remember the occasion by.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Total fat 13g 
   Saturated fat 5g 
   Trans fat 0g 
Cholesterol 20mg 
Sodium 220mg 
Carbohydrate 12g 
   Dietary fiber <1g 
   Total sugars 3g 
   Added sugars 2g 
Protein 4g 
Vitamin A6 %DV
Vitamin C0 %DV
Calcium8 %DV
Iron4 %DV
Potassium2 %DV
Vitamin D0 %DV

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