Festive Appetizer Spread Recipe

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There are lots of bogs in our area, and our state is well-known for its cranberries. With this recipe, I took first place in a competition run by our neighborhood newspaper.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time20 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time25 mins
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 1 water
 1 sugar
 13 pkg. fresh or frozen cranberries
 ½ apricot preserves
 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  slivered almonds, toasted
 9 pkg. cream cheese
 assorted crackers


1

In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water and sugar to a boil without stirring; boil for 5 minutes

2

Add cranberries; cook until berries pop and sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes

3

Remove from heat

4

Cut apricots in the preserves into small pieces

5

Add to cranberry mixture

6

Stir in lemon juice

7

Cool

8

Add almonds

9

Spoon over cream cheese; serve with crackers

10

Store leftovers in the refrigerator

11

Yield: about 3 cups

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Ingredients

 1 water
 1 sugar
 13 pkg. fresh or frozen cranberries
 ½ apricot preserves
 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  slivered almonds, toasted
 9 pkg. cream cheese
 assorted crackers

Directions

1

In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water and sugar to a boil without stirring; boil for 5 minutes

2

Add cranberries; cook until berries pop and sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes

3

Remove from heat

4

Cut apricots in the preserves into small pieces

5

Add to cranberry mixture

6

Stir in lemon juice

7

Cool

8

Add almonds

9

Spoon over cream cheese; serve with crackers

10

Store leftovers in the refrigerator

11

Yield: about 3 cups

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Festive Appetizer Spread Recipe

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