Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Spread

The simple blend of tart chèvre (goat's cheese), pungent pepper and earthy sun-dried tomatoes yields a spread with a delightfully complex taste!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 hour 15 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
  • 4 ounces chèvre (goat cheese)
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 40
  • 10 grape tomatoes, quartered
  • Chopped fresh chives

Directions:

1. In small bowl pour enough boiling water over dried tomatoes to cover. Let stand for 10 minutes. Drain tomatoes. Finely chop.

2. In small bowl stir together sun-dried tomatoes, chèvre, cream cheese, basil, 1 tablespoon chives, garlic, lemon peel and pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors.

3. Spread on KEEBLER TOWN HOUSE TOPPERS Original crackers. Top with grape tomato pieces and sprinkle with additional chives.