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French-Style Cream Cheese Spread

Ingredients

Spread

  • 1 (8 ounce) package soft cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, soft
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon snipped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • Fresh thyme (optional)
  • Assorted crackers

Herbes de Provence

  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried savory
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried fennel seed

Instructions

  1. Spread: In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese, butter or margarine, garlic, parsley, water, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Herbes de Provence, and seasoning salt. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Herbes de Provence: Combine all ingredients in a small, airtight storage container. Crush before using.
  3. To serve, garnish with fresh thyme, if desired.
  4. Serve with crackers.

Makes: 1 1/3 cups = 20 Calories: 58 per tablespoon; 6 gm fat; 1 gm protein; 72 mg sodium

Source: Good Housekeeping Magazine, December 1992


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