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Sweet and Sassy Cheese Spread

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  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep Time:  5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 to 3 minutes


  • 1/2 cup Karo® Dark OR Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit mix* (see step 4 below)
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 teaspoon red crushed pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • Assorted crackers OR crostini


  • Mix syrup, salt, fruit, almonds and crushed red pepper in a saucepan.
  • Heat to simmer, stirring to blend all ingredients. Remove from heat; stir in almond extract. Let cool to room temperature. Place cream cheese on serving plate.
  • Top with fruit mixture. Smear on crackers or crostini.
  • * Any combination of dried fruits can be used, such as raisins, dates, cherries, cranberries, currants, chopped apricots, etc.

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