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Rosemary Cheese with Fig Preserves

Take the elegance level at holiday parties up a notch with this French inspired make-ahead cheese spread. A blend of goat cheese, cream cheese, rosemary, and honey, it's crowned with store bought fig jam. Serve it with fancy crackers or toasted baguette slices.


Southern Living NOVEMBER 2002

  • Yield: Makes 2 cups


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (3-ounce) log goat cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup fig preserves
  • Garnish: fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Crackers, toasted French bread slices, or bagel chips


Process first 5 ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.

Spoon cheese mixture into a lightly greased 1 1/2-cup mold lined with plastic wrap. Cover and chill 2 hours.

Invert chilled cheese mixture onto a serving dish; discard plastic wrap. Spoon fig preserves over cheese. Garnish, if desired. Serve with crackers, toasted French bread slices, or bagel chips.


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