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Cream Cheese and Cherry


Photo: Bruce Murray/VisionFire Studios

These candy-flavoured maraschino and cream cheese quickly become favourites.

Recipe courtesy of Jessica Patterson


  • 450 g cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1 loaf white bread


  1. Remove crusts from a loaf of fresh bread, cut slices horizontally. Using a rolling pin, flatten slices.
  2. Butter bread lightly.
  3. Chop maraschino cherries and mix with softened cream cheese.
  4. Spread cherry-cheese filling over butter, roll up like a jelly roll.
  5. Roll sandwich in a damp napkin and refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight.
  6. To serve, trim ends and cut into slices least a quarter-inch thick.

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