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Apricot-Nut Spread Recipe

This nice and tart spread can add extra-special flavor to homemade muffins and biscuits, especially when the baked goodies are fresh from the oven.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + soaking YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed and softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • 1. Soak apricots in water overnight; drain; reserving 2 tablespoons liquid.
  • 2. In a blender, combine apricots and reserved liquid ; process for about 10 seconds. Add cream cheese; process just until blended, about 10-20 seconds. Add walnuts and blend until mixed. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (prepared with light cream cheese and 1/4 cup walnuts) equals 70 calories, 2 g fat (0 saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.