Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Pippi's Piece -- Super Easy Apricot Almond Cheese

PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Block

Yet another recipe that I have had so many people ask for and say how exquisite it tastes.

Simply have a block of Kraft's Philadelphia Cream Cheese

 If you  prefer you can use the light one. 

Let it sit out at room temperature so it is soft.  Then place it in a bowl with
  • 2-3 tablespoons of icing sugar - depending on taste (I always like a little more  !!)

  • Add about 1/4 cup of diced dried apricots.  You can either buy diced apricots or buy normal dried apricots and quickly chop them up.

  • About 1/4 cup of  lightly roasted flaked almonds.

For a nicer flavour, gently roast the flaked almonds in a slow oven (100C) for about 5-10mins.  Watch the almonds, otherwise they will quickly burn.  You want them to have a nice golden colour like this.

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl together.
Lay out on a piece of cling wrap.   Shape into a log type shape, and roll up cling wrap.  Make sure the ends are also covered so the cheese doesn't dry out.
Put in the fridge to firm.

Then simply cut a slice off the roll and place on a plate with crackers, and celery and carrot sticks for easy entertaining.
If you make sure the icing sugar mixture is gluten free, then this is an easy gluten free dish when served with carrots, celery, capsicum sticks or with certified gluten free crackers.


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