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Almond Cheese

Ingredients
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce, softened (1 Package)
  Cream cheese 3 Ounce, softened (1 Package)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), softened
  Sour cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Unflavored gelatin 1 Ounce (1 Envelope)
  Cold water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Slivered almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs), toasted and coarsely chopped
  Golden raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

Combine cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until soft and creamy.
Add sour cream and sugar, beating until well blended.
Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a small saucepan; let stand 1 minute.
Cook over low heat, stirring until gelatin dissolves, about 2 minutes.
Add to cream cheese mixture, beating well.
Stir in almonds and next 3 ingredients.
Spoon mixture into a lightly oiled 1-quart mold.
Cover and chill until firm or up to 2 days.
Unmold cheese onto a serving platter, and garnish, if desired.
Serve with gingersnaps or lightly sweetened crackers.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Blending
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Cheese

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2782 Calories from Fat 1989

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 229 g352.1%

Saturated Fat 106.5 g532.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 523.7 mg174.6%

Sodium 1168.6 mg48.7%

Total Carbohydrates 137 g45.6%

Dietary Fiber 17 g68%

Sugars 97.5 g

Protein 71 g142.8%

Vitamin A 120.3% Vitamin C 16.9%

Calcium 79.9% Iron 40.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Almond Cheese Recipe