Strawberry Walnut Spread

by Dr. Coffee

 

Enjoy the fresh taste of Strawberry at any time of the year in this wonderful spread. The flavor of the freeze-dried berries “pop” with the hint of orange while the Walnuts contrast with the smoothness of the cream cheese to give you the “yin and yang” of texture. Try it on crackers, toast, or bagels.

Prep Time: 30 min.

Refrigeration Time: 2 hrs.+

Yield: 6.5 oz.

Ingredients:

1 pkg (.20 oz.)       C2 Production Freeze-dried Strawberries 

1 tbsp.                    Granulated Sugar   

1 tbsp.                    Water 

1 tbsp.                   Orange Juice

1 tsp.                      Orange Zest

6 oz.                       Cream Cheese (room temperature)

2 tbsp. + ½ tbsp    Chopped Walnuts (or Pecans) * Nuts can be omitted if allergic*

 

Directions:

  • Chop strawberries with a knife into small pieces; put the mixture in a small bowl and add the next three ingredients, stirring to incorporate. Allow to sit for 10 minutes to hydrate.

  • In a medium bowl, cut the cream cheese into chunks and add orange zest, incorporate with a spoon.  Add the strawberry mixture and mix with mixer, starting on low and increasing speed to incorporate completely. Stir in walnuts and refrigerate for 2 hours or up to overnight.

  • Optional –  garnish with ½ tbsp of nuts a pictured.

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