This is a wonderful hot-sweet appetizer that guests always love — much to their surprise! It’s great for all occasions, winter and summer. You can adjust the ingredients based on whether you like it more hot or more sweet, and you can make sugar free, fat free versions, too! I got this recipe from my mother, and it’s been a family favorite for years! If you do not have time to let the apricot mixture chill overnight, it will still taste delicious served immediately. Serve with your favorite crackers.
1 (18 oz) jar apricot preserves
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2-3 tablespoons horseradish
Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
ritz crackers or chips
In bowl, whisk together apricot preserves, Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons horseradish, and black pepper. Add more horseradish and black pepper to taste.
Optional: pour sauce into mason jars and store, refrigerated, until ready to serve.
Chill overnight OR serve immediately poured over top of cream cheese.
Serve with pita chips or crackers.
Recipe adapted from Recipe Lion