Jun 192014


I was in the grocery store the other day, and found myself in the jam aisle.  I was tired of getting my usual strawberry, so I decided to pick up a jar of apricot preserves instead.  I think it’s been years since I have had apricot jam.  I had a little bit on my toast the next day, and it was everything I had hoped it would be – sweet, refreshing and delicious.  

I kept craving that apricot jam, but I didn’t really want more toast, so I decided to turn it into a dip instead. Paired with cool cream cheese and spicy jalapenos, it’s a perfect spread for crackers or a crusty loaf of bread!  It’s a perfect balance between spicy and sweet.

This recipe for Spicy Apricot Spread is super easy.  There are only three ingredients.  Those are my favorite kinds of recipes, the ones you can just whip up in a couple of minutes, without having to fill a shopping cart at the grocery store. 

Spicy Apricot Spread


8 oz. cream cheese
10 oz. apricot preserves
1 jalapeno (remove seeds and dice)


Allow cream cheese and preserves to soften for a bit on the counter.  Once softened, mix together until smooth and creamy.  Stir in diced jalapeno. Chill for at least a few hours before serving. 

Do you have a favorite cold dip recipe for summer? 


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