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Appetizers

Chipotle-Apricot Cream Cheese Spread

Chipotle-Apricot Cream Cheese Spread recipe
photo by:kraft
Apricot preserves and cream cheese are the perfect mellow foil for chipotle peppers in this fiery sweet dip.
time
prep:
10 min
total:
15 min
servings
total:
12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA 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

Make It

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.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Prepare as directed with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place 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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