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       Title: SILKY APRICOT CHEESE DIP
  Categories: Appetizers, Cheese, Dips, Fruits
       Yield: 6 servings
  
     3/4 c  Apricot Preserves
       2 tb Brandy
       1 c  Cream Cheese; Softened
       1 c  Sour Cream
       1 t  Almond Extract
     1/4 c  Almonds; Blanched, Slivered
  
   In a small bowl, mix the apricot preserves and brandy together, then set
   aside.  Beat the cream cheese to a creamy consistency and blend in the
   sour cream and almond extract, blending until very smooth.  Add the
   apricot-brandy mixture and blend well.  Fold in the almonds.  Cover and
   chill.
   Makes about 3 cups of dip.
   SUGGESTED DIPPERS:  Vanilla Wafers, Pound Cake Cubes, Muenster Or Monterey
   Jack Cheese Cubes Or Sticks, Chocolate Chunks.
  
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