Sassy cheddar-cranberry spread

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15 min


1 cup


  • 1 250-g container whipped or spreadable cream cheese
  • 2 cups old cheddar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries , or toasted nuts


  • Mix cream cheese with grated old cheddar cheese, milk, dry mustard and cayenne.
  • Stir in very finely chopped dried cranberries or toasted nuts. Use right away or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days. Serve with tiny pretzels or slices of multigrain baguette.
  • To reduce calories and fat, use light cream cheese and low-fat cheddar cheese.