Apricot Spread Recipe
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Apricot Spread Recipe

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Michele Benson of Wheeling, West Virginia, combines sweet apricot and savory onion flavors to create this appealing spread for crackers.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons minced chives
  • Dash onion powder
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 65 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, preserves, chives and onion powder until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 25 minutes or until chilled. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1/2 cup.
Originally published as Apricot Spread in Cooking for 2 Spring 2006, p39

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cheriwinkle User ID: 1239361 80305
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2009

"This is a very nice spread. Do let it chill awhile to let the onion flavor come through at it's best. I plan to try it with some minced jalapeno' -- I think it would be great with a little kick! I used Neufchatel and sugar free preserves."

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