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Happy Thanksgiving! Orange Cranberry Delight

I’d like to share one of our favorite appetizers. It’s a cream-cheese based spread laced with orange, cranberry and toasted pecans. Serve with a sweet cracker or Nilla Wafers. Here, I served it with Wheat Thins Stix in Honey Wheat.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Hope you have a delightful time around the table.

Orange Cranberry Delight

From Sarah D.

1 cup finely chopped pecans (I toasted them)
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened (I used 1/3 fat)
2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar
1 zest of one orange
¼ cup finely chopped dry cranberries, plus more for garnish

Set out cream cheese to soften. Meanwhile, toast the pecans on the stove top in a pan with no added oils, over medium heat, stirring constantly, until golden. Set aside to cool.

In an electric mixer bowl combine the cream cheese, juice, cinnamon, and sugar on medium speed until smooth. Fold in orange zest, pecans, and cranberries. Refrigerate. Garnish with a slice of cranberry or pecans or zest of orange. Serve with sweet crackers (like honey wheat flavor) or Nilla Wafers.

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