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, trace 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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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."

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!"

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!"

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!"

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"

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