1 (8-ounce) package softened cream cheese
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
3 sliced apples
Combine cream cheese, applesauce, brown sugar and vanilla and beat until well blended. Stir in peanuts.
Serve with apple slices. Refrigerate leftovers.
Recipe makes 2 cups.
Add 1/4 cup of golden raisins if desired. Raisins are low in fat and sodium, but high in carbohydrates for a quick pick-me-up. One-quarter cup of dried uncooked raisins provides 1 serving from the fruit group of the Food Guide Pyramid.
Peanuts with their high energy content are rich in E and B complex vitamins: the minerals zinc, copper, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and iron.They are also cholesterol free, containing polyunsaturated or "good" oils.
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