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Apricot-Chipotle Cheese Spread

Creamy cheese, sweet preserves and spicy chipotle are just the right combo for this easy cracker spread. If you want to try some variations, use cherry or raspberry preserves in place of the apricot. —Barb Templin, Norwood, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 cups


  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 3 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 3 teaspoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • Assorted crackers and vegetables


  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic and onion powder until blended. Shape cheese mixture into a log. Wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • In a small bowl, mix preserves, ginger and chipotle peppers until blended. Spoon over cream cheese. Serve with crackers and vegetables.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 129 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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