Transform leftovers into crostini by topping toasted French bread rounds with this creamy spread and a sprinkle of finely diced apples and toasted pecans.
Southern Living DECEMBER 2008
1. Remove and discard skin and bones from trout, if necessary. Flake trout into small pieces.
2. Pulse cream cheese and next 8 ingredients in a food processor 7 to 8 times or until combined, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Stir in flaked trout pieces. Transfer to a serving dish. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 2 days. If chilled, let stand 30 minutes at room temperature before serving. Serve with apple slices, celery sticks, and flatbread crackers. Garnish, if desired.
Smoked Salmon-and-Horseradish Spread: Substitute 2 (4-oz.) packages smoked salmon, finely chopped, for trout. Omit Step 1. Proceed with recipe as directed.
Party Tip: Keep sliced apples or pears from browning by tossing them with lemon-lime soda. It works just like lemon juice but without the sour taste. The citric acid in the soda will keep the fruit looking fresh.
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