Apple Nut Spread
Course : Spreads
Serves: 2


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   2       tb           Cream Sherry
   4 1/2   c            Peeled, Thinly Sliced
                        Cooking Apples (About
                        1 Lb.)
     1/3   c            Pitted Dates Chopped
     1/2   c            Low Fat Cottage Cheese
     1/4   c            Light Cream Cheese Product
     1/2   ts           Ground Cinnamon
   2       tb           Chopped Almonds Toasted


Place Sherry in 1 Quart Glass Measure. Microwave At High 45 Seconds To 1 Min. OR Until Boiling. Add Apples and Dates. Cover With Plastic Wrap and Vent. Microwave On High 4-5 Min. OR Until Tender, Stirring After 2 Min. Cool Mixture Completely. Position Knife in Food Processor. Add Apple Mixture. Process Until Smooth. Place Mixture in A Bowl and Set Aside. Place Cottage Cheese in Processor and Process Until Smooth. Add Cream Cheese and Cinnamon; Process Until Smooth. Add Apple Mixture and Process Until Smooth. Place Mixture in A Bowl and Stir in Almonds. Cover and Chill. Serve Spread With Toasted Raisin Bread OR Apple Slices.