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Chunky Maple Walnut Spread

From: Walnut Marketing Board

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Serves 12


This is a great spread for bagels, crackers or pita chips. It also makes a good dip for apple slices, celery sticks, strawberries or pineapple spears.


  • 1 package (8 ounces) low-fat cream cheese, softened at room temperature for an hour
  • cup chopped California Walnuts
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or California Raisins
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Put cream cheese in a medium bowl. Add walnuts, raisins, syrup and cinnamon. Stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until ingredients are mixed together.
  2. Spread on bagels, toast, or apple slices.
  • TIP: To make as a softer dip for apple slices or strawberries, use twice as much maple syrup. To reduce fat and calorie content, use whipped lowfat cream cheese instead of a brick of lowfat cream cheese.

Rosemary Mark for the Walnut Marketing Board

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