"A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside; "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills."--Jean Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste
1/2 C. dried Sour Cherries 1/2 C. Water 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened 1/4 C. toasted Pecans, chopped 1/2 Tbsp. fresh Lime juice 1/4 tsp. Thyme leaves 1/8 tsp. freshly grated Lime zest
Scones or Butter Crackers
In a saucepan simmer cherries in water until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 Tbsp. Remove pan from heat and cool mixture. In a bowl whisk together cream cheese, pecans, lime juice, thyme, lime zest, cherry mixture, salt and pepper to taste, until spread is combined well.
Serve spread with scones or crackers.
1-1/2 C. Spread
Spread may be made 2 days ahead of time and kept covered in the refrigerator.
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