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Apricot Almond Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

Cream cheese drizzled in a tangy sweet apricot spread sprinkled with toasted almonds.
Prep Time15 mins
Chill2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy
Servings: 16
Calories: 71kcal
Author: Janna/Fit As A Fiddle Life


  • 8 ounces Neufchatel cheese low-fat cream cheese
  • 5 ounces Apricot jelly simply fruit spread
  • 11/2 tsp Dry mustard
  • 1 tsp Prepared horseradish for more kick use 2 tsps
  • 1/8 tsp Red pepper
  • 1/4 cup Slivered almonds toasted


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread slivered almonds on paper. Place tray on the bottom rack of oven and bake for 5-10 minutes. Turn almonds after 5 minutes and continue to bake. Remove and set aside to cool.
  • Place neufchatel cheese on a serving tray. Shape into an oval log.
  • Mix apricot preserves, dry mustard, prepared horseradish, and red pepper in a small bowl. Mix well. Spread apricot mixture over neufchatel cheese. Spreading to cover top and sides.
  • Sprinkle almonds over the cheese log. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve with extra large Triscuits and crackers.


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.2mg