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Garlic-Onion Cheese Spread

“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
    2-1/4 cups


  • 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


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

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  • Robby1
    Sep 23, 2017

    This is a very tasty and easy to prepare spread. I cut the recipe in half to try it and half the recipe makes lots. I did add some sour cream and 1/8 tsp onion powder. Will definitely make again.

  • parksville
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Dec 26, 2010

    my family loves this! yum!

  • camaromama
    Jul 4, 2010

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