Apricot-Chipotle-Cream Cheese Star

Apricot-Chipotle-Cream Cheese Star

Dress up cream cheese with chipotle chiles and apricot preserves in an impressive appetizer that goes from start to finish in just 15 minutes.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

15

Minutes

Makes

16

servings

12
oz cream cheese (from two 8-oz packages), softened
1
cup shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1/2
teaspoon onion powder
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1/2
cup apricot preserves
2
teaspoons finely chopped gingerroot
2
teaspoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can)
48
crackers
  1. In food processor, place cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, onion powder and mustard. Cover; process, scraping side of bowl if necessary, until well mixed. Add pecans. Cover; process with on-and-off pulses 2 or 3 times until mixed.
  2. Using parchment paper, cut out a star shape 7 inches in diameter. Spoon the cheese spread evenly onto the shape, using a table knife to shape the star. Turn onto a serving plate; remove the parchment paper.
  3. In small bowl, mix preserves, gingerroot and chiles. Spoon over cheese star. Serve with crackers.
Makes 16 servings (2 tablespoons spread and 3 crackers each)
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Kitchen Tips
Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce can be found in the ethnic-foods section of the grocery store. Pour the remaining chiles and sauce into a freezer container and freeze for future use.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 200
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 190mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.