Inspired by the flavors of an entree at our favorite end of the week chain restaurant. With blue cheese, candied pecans, and cranberries, you'll love this easy cheese spread on crackers.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the blue cheese and cream cheese in a medium bowl. Stir in the pecans and cranberries. Serve at room temperature.

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Nutrition Facts

68 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 4.1g; fat 4.6g; cholesterol 10.5mg; sodium 114.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2007
This has a great combo of ingredients and everyone loved it. I didn't have to time to make or find candies pecans so I used regular ones but toasted them first. Yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/26/2007
I made this as an appetizer for Thanksgiving with my family. Everyone tried a bite but the overwhelming response was that noone liked it at all. Although everyone in my family does like blue cheese it just didnt tast right and certainly didnt look appetizing when the candied nuts I had used...to add a little extra sweetness...started to change the dip to an awful brownish looking color. Overall not good. We'll not make this again. Read More
(21)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
11/26/2007
I made this as an appetizer for Thanksgiving with my family. Everyone tried a bite but the overwhelming response was that noone liked it at all. Although everyone in my family does like blue cheese it just didnt tast right and certainly didnt look appetizing when the candied nuts I had used...to add a little extra sweetness...started to change the dip to an awful brownish looking color. Overall not good. We'll not make this again. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2007
This has a great combo of ingredients and everyone loved it. I didn't have to time to make or find candies pecans so I used regular ones but toasted them first. Yum! Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2008
Very good mix of flavors. I would add about 1/2 of the blue cheese and a little sour cream as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2007
This recipe was amazing. I made my own candied pecans which I recommend. The cranberries and pecans really complimented the blue cheese. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/28/2009
I'm sorry we just didn't care for this. I used craisins and toasted chopped pecans so the color was fine but the flavors just didn't seem to meld. We love this combination in a salad form so I had high hopes. I also added a bit of heavy cream to make this creamier/easier to spread and to dilute the strong blue cheese tang but it didn't seem to help. Thanks anyway. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2012
The sweetened dried cranberries with the glazed peacans make this spread. I would like to offer a couple of tips - either add more cranberries or do a course chop of the cranberries so that each bite has some - a bite of this without a piece of the cranberries isn't nearly as good. In addition to the pecans in the spread I sprinkle the outside with the finely chopped glazed pecans. This is hard to spread so make sure you plate it with a small knife- next time I might add a bit of sour cream to make it a bit more spreadable. Thanks for a nice recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
A HUGE hit at my party last night. I candied my own pecans (using a recipe on cooks.com) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2009
I made this for Thanksgiving last year and it was requested again by my family. I doubled the recipe to serve 30 people and we had none leftover! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2009
It was gobbled down in minutes!! Read More
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