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Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Appetizers

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
1/2 cup Dried apricots
1 teaspoon Poppy seed (optional)
1 pound Monterey Jack cheese -- shred
1/2 teaspoon Seasoned salt
1/3 cup Golden raisins
8 ounces Cream cheese -- softened
1/3 cup Dates -- chopped
1/3 cup Dry sherry
Walnuts -- chopped
Cherries -- for garnish
Grapes -- for garnish

Soak apricots in 1 c water for 2 hours. Drain and chop. Blend cheeses. Add remaining ingredients, fruits last, mixing thoroughly in between. Turn out onto sheet of foil and shape into 9" log or 2 large balls. Wrap securely and chill until firm. Roll in chopped nuts, cover again in foil and refrigerate 24 hours before serving. Garnish with cherries and/or grapes.