I wanted something really festive for the Cookie Swap party. Bread and spread always go really well with crowds. I came across this spread on Aggie’s Kitchen. She used it on bagels and I was really hoping I could find some whole wheat mini bagels. That plan failed and I ended up with this delicious seeded baguette. The spread was colorful, delicious and festive!
I loved the contrast of sweet and tart. The crunch from the sunflower seeds, the buttery walnuts, tart dried cranberries, zesty orange zest and sweet honey. All mixed into cream cheese and spread onto bread was the perfect compliment to our tangerine and peach prosecco drinks! Make this for your next holiday party!
Cranberry, Nut and Seed Spread From Aggie’s Kitchen
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup clover honey
3/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
Combine cream cheese and honey in a medium mixing bowl. Use a mixer or wooden spoon to combine until smooth, then stir in cranberries, walnuts, sunflower seeds and orange zest. Best served at room temperature.