1In 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.
2Using 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.
3In small bowl, mix preserves, gingerroot and chiles. Spoon over cheese star. Serve with crackers.