Compound buttery spreads look complicated but are so easy to put together.
Bacon-Maple Spread: 3 slices crumbled bacon and 2 tablespoons maple-flavored pancake syrup.
Caramelized Onion Spread: 1/3 cup caramelized onions (1 cup chopped onion cooked in 2 tablespoons Country Crock Spread until golden and tender), 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves.
Chili and Lime Spread: 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon each chili powder, dried oregano, and ground cumin.
Garlic 'N Herb Spread: 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs like parsley, thyme, and rosemary, 1 clove chopped garlic.
Caesar Spread: 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon grated lemon peel, ½ teaspoon minced garlic.
Lemon-Parsley Spread: 6 tablespoons chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic.
Buffalo Spread: 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce, 1 teaspoon chopped garlic, 1/4 teaspoon celery seed (add 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese if desired).
Cheddar BBQ Spread: ¼ cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce.
Pesto Spread: 1/2 cup chopped basil, 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, 2 Tbsp. grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, 1 tsp. chopped garlic.
Spice Cookie Spread: 3/4 cup Swedish spice cookie crumbs, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Gingerbread Spread: 1 tablespoon molasses, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves.
Christmas Morning Spread: 1/4 cup chopped pistachios, 3 tablespoons chopped dried cranberries, 1 tablespoon orange juice, 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel.
Combine Country Crock® Spread with your choice of the tasty additions above. Spread 1 tsp. of the savory ones onto a toasted baguette; vegetables (such as grilled or boiled ears of corn or potatoes); or grilled steak, chicken, or pork. Try the sweet spreads on whole grain toast, waffles, pancakes, or muffins.
Makes about ½ cup per recipe.