East Indian Surprise

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 771


1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese softened
1/2 cup chutney
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon curry powder
8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese shredded (about 2 cups)
6 slices bacon fried crisp and crumbled
1/3 cup raisins dark or golden raisins
1/3 cup coconut toasted
1/3 cup green onion chopped, including some green
1/4 cup peanut chopped dry roasted
2 cherry tomatoes sliced (optional)
Bacon curl (optional)
Parsley sprigs (optional)
Sesame crackers or pita bread triangles


In a small mixer bowl at medium speed, beat cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Beat in chutney, sour cream and curry powder until blended. At low speed, gradually beat in Monterey Jack cheese until blended, scraping bowl as needed.

Spread mixture in a 10-inch decorative pie plate. Evenly layer in order, crumbled bacon, raisins, coconut, green onions, then peanuts. Serve or loosely cover and chill up to 4 hours.

Garnish with cherry tomatoes, bacon curl or parsley sprigs if desired. Serve at room temperature with crackers or pita bread.

* Chutney is a thick, sweet and spicy conserve made from fruits and vegetables. It can be found in the specialty section of your supermarket.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 771
Calories from Fat: 476

This East Indian Surprise recipe is from the Dressings And Spreads Wheel Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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