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.