If you need a simple appetizer for a holiday party, look no further. In fact, I’ve got a lot of recipes to share with you today! I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you Holiday Sweets and Treats. Be sure to scroll down and visit all the links at the bottom of this post for more recipes.
If you find yourself in need of a holiday appetizer, but lack time to put one together, this is your recipe. This trio of cream cheese spreads couldn’t get easier.
Cranberries, Maple Brown Sugar Pecans and Orange Marmalade are a perfect holiday combo.
It really is as easy as stir and pour. And you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now.
This is more of a method than recipe. Vary it any way you like.
In fact, I ended up using apricot jam instead of marmalade because that’s what I had on hand. I still think orange marmalade would be more Christmasy, but the apricot was very good.
For the pecans:
Use about 1/4-1/3 cup chopped pecans.
Add about 1 Tbs. brown sugar.
Add several Tbs. real maple syrup.
Stir together to make sticky, runny pecan topping.
The cranberry is just canned whole berry cranberry sauce. Stir until it isn’t clumpy jelled anymore.
Use apricot or orange marmalade jam, stirring until smooth.
Cut one block of cream cheese in thirds.
Spoon the toppings over each of the pieces.
Serve with crackers and apple slices.
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