APRICOT CHIPOTLE CREAM CHEESE SPREAD-Chipotle Seasoning
12 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
½ cup chopped pecans
¾ cup apricot preserves
1 tablespoon Chipotle Seasoning, or to taste
In a food processor place cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Cover, process-scraping side of bowl if necessary until well mixed. Add pecan, cover, and process with on and off pulse 2 or 3 times until mixed. Form mixture in a small spring form pan or shape as a star, refrigerate for one hour.
Mean while, in a small bowl mix preserves and Chipotle Seasoning in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave 30 second to 1 minute until just warm, this will help the flavors to blossom, refrigerate until cool. Pour preserve mixture over cream cheese spread and serve with your favorite crackers or toasted bread