A flavor blend of curry powder, sharp cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and sherry is contrasted by the spiciness of mango chutney and chopped green onions. Serve this spreadable cheese pate surrounded by sesame or wheat crackers, or celery and zucchini sticks and sliced cucumbers. Prepare the pate a few hours ahead of time to allow the flavors to mix.
Good served with pre-dinner beverages or with other appetizers for cocktail party entertaining.
Instead of spreading this pate on crackers, try crisp vegetable sticks, such as celery, zucchini, or sliced cucumbers for a low calorie appetizer.
Makes about 12 ounces.
Quick and tasty.
Hot and Cold Appetizers, Section 1, Card 25
Chutney Glazed Cheese Pate
- 1 8- ounce package cream cheese softened
- 1/4 pound sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 3 tablespoons dry sherry
- 3/4 teaspoon curry powder or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup mango chutney
- 1/2 cup green onions finely chopped
Blend cream cheese with the shredded cheese until well mixed. If desired, this can be done in a food processor, using the plastic blade.
Mix in the sherry, curry powder, and salt until blended.
Shape into a cake, about 5 inches in diameter, onto serving plate. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or as long as overnight.
Before serving, pile mango chutney and green onions on top. Surround with crisp sesame or whole wheat wafers or crackers. Guests may dip into the cheese or spread it with a knife.