Caramelized Onion-Shrimp Spread

Serve your guests or assemble it at a gathering - this onion-shrimp appetizer is ready to go in 30 minutes!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 18

1
tablespoon butter (do not use margarine)
1/2
medium onion, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4
cup apple jelly
1
container (8 oz) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1
bag (4 oz) frozen cooked salad shrimp, thawed, well drained (about 1 cup)
1
teaspoon chopped fresh chives
36
whole-grain crackers

  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add onion; cook 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally, until onion and garlic are tender and browned. Stir in apple jelly. Cook, stirring constantly, until melted. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes to cool.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together cream cheese and shrimp. On 8-inch plate, spread shrimp mixture into a 5-inch round.
  • 3 Spoon onion mixture over shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with chives. Serve with crackers.

Expert Tips

This is an easy appetizer to tote to a gathering. Just pack the shrimp mixture, onion mixture and chives in separate containers and take the plate—assemble when you get there.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.