(KCBS) – KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David shares an easy recipe that makes a great appetizer for a dinner party. This recipe was created by Shirley Sarvis and has remained a real favorite in our repertory.

*8 oz soft cream cheese
*6 oz (about 2 cups) sharp natural cheddar cheese, shredded
2 TBS dry sherry
1 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp salt
dash hot sauce
1/2 cup chutney, finely chopped
3-4 green onions, minced with part of green tops
sesame wafers of wheat crackers

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Beat together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sherry, curry powder, salt and hot sauce until almost smooth. Spread on a serving platter, shaping a layer about 1/2 inch thick. Leave room around edge for crackers. Chill until firm.

At serving time, spread chutney over top of cheese mixture and sprinkle with onion. Surround with crackers and provide a knife for spreading.

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*NOTE: This is a great recipe to use up any odd bits or pieces of cheese “lost” in the refrigerator. Firm cheeses may be shredded, and soft cheeses mashed. Or simply put them all in a food processor.

Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades.

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