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Offline djinni373

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Tipsy fruit cheese
« on: November 27, 2013, 01:21:03 am »
Posted this recipe with Chookie's cracker biscuit recipe on the TruBlu Travelling blog  this morning. Thanks for sharing Chookie  :-* :-* :-*

This yummy recipe was taken from the back of a packet of Angus Park mixed dried fruit many years ago. I had lost it a long time ago and found it by accident a few days ago and it's still a good one ;D Be warned, as the name implies, it contains some alcohol. Makes two “wheels” slightly bigger than the fruit cheeses in supermarket chillers. Credit for the gorgeous pic belongs to DD.

Tipsy fruit cheese

Ingredients

1 cup mixed dried fruit, chopped (either packet mix or make your own mix of sultanas, raisins, apricots, figs)
½ cup chopped mixed glace fruit (optional)
¼ cup port or brandy
2 cups cream cheese, softened
1 cup finely grated mild cheese
2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
1 cup almonds or pecans, chopped

Method

Put dried fruit, glace fruit and port or brandy in a bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Combine cream cheese and grated mild cheese.
Add orange rind, fruits and gently mix.
Cover and chill in the fridge to allow flavour to develop and mellow.
When chilled, uncover cheese and roll to cover with chopped nuts then return to the fridge.
Allow to stand for about an hour before serving on cheese platter.
Enjoy
« Last Edit: November 27, 2013, 02:05:34 am by djinni373 »
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Offline judydawn

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Re: Tipsy fruit cheese
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2013, 01:50:07 am »
I bet that tastes so much better than supermarket varieties Gayle.  Nice recipe and lovely picture by DD too.
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Re: Tipsy fruit cheese
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2013, 02:04:32 am »
It most certainly does Judy. ;D. I love fruit cheese and this is really good for "take a plate". I was quite cranky when I lost it so am really happy it's turned up again. 
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Re: Tipsy fruit cheese
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2013, 09:11:07 am »
Thanks Gayle.  It sounds a great recipe and just in time for the Festive Season.

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Re: Tipsy fruit cheese
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2013, 09:24:11 am »
I can imagine how delicious it is. Now the recipe is on here it can't be lost. I tried a cheese with cranberries and macadamias in a while ago and it was beautiful. Very moreish.
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Re: Tipsy fruit cheese
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2013, 09:38:45 am »
That looks and sounds delish,  and I know it is as I used to make this exact recipe.  Like you djinni I had forgotten about it.  Thanks for asking permission to use my recipe for the crackers,   many don't and claim credit.  Thanks for posting this recipe.