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Apricot Spread

 Apricot Spread
Michele Benson of Wheeling, West Virginia, combines sweet apricot and savory onion flavors to create this appealing spread for crackers.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


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


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons (prepared with reduced-fat cream cheese and reduced-sugar preserves; calculated without crackers) equals 65 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.