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Sweet Cranberry-Honey Goat Cheese Spread
116 votes


This is fantastic on spelt toast or apple slices. I plan to experiment with different acceptable fruits and spices. Very simple!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (1 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Appetizer
  • 4 oz plain chevre (goat cheese), softened
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar, optional [or agave]
  • Honey to taste (about 2 teaspoons, max)
How to make it:
  1. Place the cranberries, sugar, and water in a bowl.
  2. Either soak them until the cranberries swell, or microwave them for about 30 seconds to soften them.
  3. Drain the water, reserving a couple of teaspoon's worth. This will make it easier for your food processor.
  4. Place the berries, cheese, and a drizzle of honey into your food process or blender. (I use a Magic Bullet.)
  5. Blend until thoroughly mixed.
  6. Chill in a container.
  7. Spread will be about the consistency of cream cheese, only more delicious.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cranberry1 B B B B B B N N
Goat Cheese  N N B N B B N A

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Honey1 N N N A N N N A
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This is a low lectin recipe.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 19, 2007 at 00:59 AM By: Drea