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Erin Murtagh's recipe for Christmas Crackers

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FOX19's Producer Erin Murtagh had a chance to show FOX19's Jessica Brown and Dan Wells how to make her special Christmas Crackers. Find the recipe below!

Asparagus and blue cheese crackers: 

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped toasted walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cups chopped fresh asparagus (8 oz.)  
  • Garnish: lemon zest 
Preparation: 
  • Stir together first 4 ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat; add shallot, and sauté 2 minutes. Add asparagus, and sauté 2 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spread each toast square with cheese mixture, and top with asparagus mixture.
Cranberry and goat cheese:

Ingredients: 
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (optional)
  • 1 (5.3-oz.) container spreadable goat cheese
  • Garnish: roasted, salted, and shelled pepitas (pumpkin seeds) 
Preparation:
  • Stir together first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Spread each toast square with cheese, and top with a small spoonful of cranberry mixture.
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