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Tailgating Party Ideas!- Orange Marmalade –Goat Cheese Spread with Soufflé’ Crackers

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Ingredients

Orange Marmalade Spread

2 cups orange marmalade- divided

1 -ounce package cream cheese, softened

14 ounce package goat cheese, softened

½ cup Italian mix grated cheese

1 cup mandarin oranges, drained

½ cup chopped almonds

Souffle Crackers

48 saltine crackers

Ice water

½ cup melted butter

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

White sesame seeds

Instructions

Spread:

In small bowl, mix cream cheese and goat cheese until smooth.  Add grated Italian mix cheese.

Place 1 cup orange marmalade in bottom of glass crock or container then layer the remaining ingredients in the following order; cream cheese/goat cheese mixture, mandarin oranges, cream  cheese mixture, top with remaining 1 cup orange marmalade and chopped almonds.  Serve with crackers of choice.

Souffle Cracker Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Brush two baking sheets with melted butter.

Fill large pan with ice water. Add crackers and let float to absorb water, but not soggy.

Remove crackers carefully; allow excess water to drain off.

Transfer to baking sheets;   mix cayenne pepper with butter. Lightly brush crackers with butter mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 300 degrees and continue baking until golden- 5 -10 minutes.

Store  in sealed container when cool.