Garlic-Onion Cheese Spread Recipe
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Garlic-Onion Cheese Spread Recipe

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“Whenever there’s an event at church, my friends always remind me to bring this cheese spread,” notes Michelle DeFriez of Grand Blanc, Michigan. “Once you add it to crackers, it’s hard to stop eating them!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 3 green onions (green portion only), chopped
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Dash pepper
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 44 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and preserves until blended. Stir in the onions, bacon, garlic and pepper. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2-1/4 cups.
Originally published as Garlic-Onion Cheese Spread in Quick Cooking January/February 2006, p11

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parksville User ID: 1598935 62160
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"A really good dip, although I did make a few changes - 4 -5 tbsp. preserves, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1/4 c sour cream (next time would try 1/2 c so it's smoother to spread). Great w/ Club multigrain crackers and lots for 6 people or more."

jaclyn_mullahy User ID: 6653625 70055
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"Everyone LOVED this dip. I added and extra tablespoon of apricot preserves and a friend mentioned she added onion powder to her version as well. Enjoy!"

jschreiner User ID: 1438196 77161
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"I decided to try this recipe, because I wanted something a little bit different for our small group. It was a huge hit with everyone, and people went back for seconds and thirds. I did add 1/2 a cup of sour cream, to make it a little more dippable, and we served it with crackers and veggies. Will definitely make this again!"

Cookie65 User ID: 1332004 69933
Reviewed May. 13, 2012

"I made this last night to share with friends at a graduation celebration. It is great! The preserves give it just a hint of sweetness, the green onions added a certain something. We had it with pretzels and cubes of beer bread. It's a keeper!"

rondha sullivan User ID: 4890595 135047
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"i made this for super bowl only thing i did not add the garlic it was so yummy i served it with wheat thins every one that tryed it loved it thank u"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 69568
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"I made this for our appetizer on Christmas. Everyone said that they liked it, but there was a lot left over. You can't eat much because it is very rich. I probably will not make again."

Izabelas~Mommy User ID: 5723382 160654
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"my family loves this! yum!"

camaromama User ID: 1185403 137923
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

"This recipe is a quick & easy crowd-pleaser & a family favorite. Just don't over-do the preserves."

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