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Ideal® Cranberry & Carmelized Onion Cheese Spread

crnaberry mojitos

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Servings: 24

1 (8oz) package fat-free cream cheese, softened
4 oz crumbled blue cheese,
room temperature
1 c finely shredded cheddar cheese,
room temperature
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 med sweet onion, diced ½“
2 tsp Ideal® No Calorie Sweetener
1 c fresh or frozen whole cranberries
¼ c Ideal® No Calorie Sweetener
¼ c water
1 TBS balsamic vinegar
¼ c coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted


  1. Combine cream cheese and blue cheese in a medium bowl and beat until smooth and creamy; add cheddar cheese and blend well.
  2. Spread in shallow serving dish; cover & refrigerate for an hour to blend all flavors
  3. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add onions and cook until tender, or 2-4 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and stir in 3g of Ideal®; cook 10-12 minutes or until onion is soft and golden, stirring occasionally; remove onion from skillet and set aside.
  5. In same skillet combine cranberries, 20g Ideal® and water; cook over medium heat until cranberries pop and mixture thickens, or about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Stir in vinegar and onions; cool slightly.
  7. To serve, bring cheese mixture up to room temperature or warm in oven; spoon cranberry mixture over cheese spread and sprinkle with walnuts.
baking tip

Serve with assorted crackers as a festive treat.

Per Serving: 70 Calories; 4 g Protein; 4 g Total Fat; 3 g Carbohydrates; 0 g Fiber; 2 g Sugar; 160 mg Sodium; 10 mg Cholesterol

recipe savings
Sugar (grams) Calories
2 10