Apricot-Pistachio Cream Cheese Spread

May/June 2014

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This healthy flavored cream cheese spread recipe with dried apricots and pistachios is the perfect topping for your favorite bagel or paired with crackers for an easy appetizer.

Apricot-Pistachio Cream Cheese Spread

Makes: 1 1/2 cups for 24 servings

Serving Size: 1 Tbsp.

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  • 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped unsalted pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Stir cream cheese, apricots, pistachios and honey in a bowl until well combined.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.


Per serving: 43 calories; 3 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 5 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 3 g total sugars; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 45 mg sodium; 81 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: 1/2 fat

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Total Time
15 minutes or less
8 or more
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Type of Dish
Health & Diet Considerations
Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
Gluten free
Ease of Preparation
May/June 2014
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