posted by Southern 09-21-98 7:00 PM
FRUITED CHEESE LOG
1/2 cup dried apricots
1 teaspoon poppy seed (optional)
1 pound Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/3 cup golden raisins
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup dates, chopped
1/3 cup dry sherry
Walnuts -- chopped
Cherries -- grapes for garnish
Soak apricots in 1 cup water for 2 hours. Drain and chop.
Blend cheeses. Add remaining ingredients, fruits last, mixing thoroughly in between.
Turn out onto sheet of foil. Shape into 9" log or 2 large balls. Wrap securely and chill until firm.
Roll in chopped nuts, cover again in foil, and refrigerate 24 hours before serving. (May be frozen.) Garnish.
Mrs. Stanley Nesbitt
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