The sweetness of the orange is in wonderful contrast to the bit of "kick."
Hot & Sweet Spread
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. orange juice
1 TB chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
1 TB lemon juice
1 tsp grated orange peel
1/4 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
8 oz light cream cheese
In a small saucepan, combine cranberries, brown sugar, orange juice, jalapeno, lemon juice, orange peel and 5 spice powder. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and cool completely. Combine with cream cheese. Serve with crackers.
yield: 1 1/2 cups, 6 servings. Per serving= 133 Calories; 7g Fat (45.1% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 21mg Cholesterol; 217mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.