Chipotle-Apricot Cream Cheese Spread

7  Ratings
  • 10 min prep
  • 15 min total
  • Makes 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Chipotle-Apricot Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  •  RITZ Crackers or RITZ Snowflake Crackers

Instructions

  • Spread  cream cheese onto bottom of pie plate.
  • Cook  preserves, peppers and water in saucepan on medium-low heat 5 min. or until preserves are melted, stirring occasionally. Stir in onions; spread over cream cheese.
  • Serve  with crackers.

Recipe Tips

SubstitutePrepare as directed with Neufchatel cheese.

How to Soften Cream CheesePlace completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable pie plate. Microwave on HIGH 15 sec. or just until cream cheese is softened. Spread onto bottom of pie plate, then continue as directed.

Variation Preserve mixture can be cooked in the microwave instead of on top of the stove. Microwave preserves, peppers and water in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. or until heated through, stirring every 30 sec. Stir in onions, then continue as directed.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 180 
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Sodium 220 mg
  • Carbohydrate 20 g
  • Dietary fiber 0 g
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Vitamin A 6 %DV
  • Vitamin C 2 %DV
  • Calcium 4 %DV
  • Iron 4 %DV

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