French Style Herb Spread

Very quick and easy to prepare, this flavorful variation of Boursin combines fresh herbs, butter, and Challenge Neufchâtel Cheese (or original Challenge Cream Cheese) to create a delicious appetizer or snack any time. Serve it in a small bowl or ramekin surrounded by bread or bagel slices, melba toast, your favorite crackers, or even vegetable slices and fruit.

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French Style Herb Spread
  1. 8 ounces Challenge Neufchâtel Cheese (or Challenge Cream Cheese)
  2. ½ cup (1 stick) Challenge Unsalted Butter
  3. ¼ teaspoon pressed or minced garlic
  4. ¼ teaspoon salt
  5. 1/8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  6. ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  7. ½ teaspoon chopped fresh basil
  8. ⅛ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  9. 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  1. 1

    Have butter and Neufchâtel cheese at room temperature. Cream together.

  2. 2

    Add garlic, salt, pepper and herbs. Mix well.

  3. 3

    Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  4. 4

    Serve with bread, bagels, assorted crackers or fruit and vegetable slices such as apple or celery.

Note: Fresh thyme, basil and rosemary may be replaced with half the amount of the corresponding dried whole herb. Or the three herbs could be replaced with ½ teaspoon of dried herb blend such as Herbes de Provence or Fines Herbes.

Source: Challenge Home Economist

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