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Sweet & Savory Cream Cheese Spread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 cups

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
Of all the appetizers I serve, this tempting cheese spread is the most popular. It has the right combo of sweet and savory flavors, but it's the warm topping that makes it a standout! —Lee Ann Miller, Millersburg, Ohio
Sweet & Savory Cream Cheese Spread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 teaspoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • Assorted crackers


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, onion and garlic salt. Shape into a disk; transfer to a serving plate.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Cook and stir over medium heat 4-5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Stir in pecans; cool slightly. Spoon over cheese mixture. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers): 140 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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