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                           ROASTED GARLIC SPREAD
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheese/Eggs
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   c            Currants
      1/3   c            Brandy
    3                    Heads roasted garlic
    1       lb           Cream cheese
      3/4   c            Toasted almond, finely
   This rich cream cheese spread takes on a sweet tone from the addition of
   roasted garlic and currants.  Spread onto crackers or bread for a simple
   hors d'oeuvre, or serve with raw vegetable pieces.
   In a medium bowl, macerate (soften by soaking) the currants in the brandy
   for 30 minutes. Drain well and return to the bowl. Squeeze the roasted
   garlic pulp from the heads into a bowl, taking care to remvoe any bits of
   skin from the pulp. Add the roasted garlic to the currants, along with the
   cream cheese and almonds. using an electric mixer, beat on low speed until
   all ingredients are thoroughl combined. Season with salt and pepe.
   Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Can be refrigerated for up
   to 5 days.
   Origin: Cookbook Digest, Mar/April 93. Shared by: Sharon Stevens
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