Rum Raisin Holiday Spread

1½ cups raisins
5 Tablespoons dark rum
½ pound sharp cheddar cheese, finely grated
6 ounces cream cheese

Soak the raisins in the rum until they are plump. In a food processor, process the cheeses until they are smooth and spreadable. Add the raisins and rum and blend well until smooth.

Yield: 2 cups spread.

This spread is best served with sweet quick breads and fruit.