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French Quarter Cheese Spread

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French Quarter Cheese Spread is a delicious sweet and savory spread to serve with crackers. Savory cream cheese with a hint of garlic and onion flavor topped with sweet glazed pecans is an incredibly flavorful snack or appetizer!

Pecan and Cream Cheese French Quarter Dip

French Quarter Cheese Spread

With the holidays upon us, we’re enjoying more family movie nights. Pizza and popcorn is always good, but sometimes we just want something new for movie night snacking. This Pecan and Cream Cheese French Quarter Dip is a new favorite! You can make the cream cheese portion of the recipe ahead of time then whip up the pecan topping right before serving. In a snap you have a delicious and hearty sweet and savory snack.

For more snacking inspiration, check out these recipes: Ham and Cheese Sliders | Apple Pie Dip with Cinnamon Sugar Chips | Easy Pepperoni Pizza Wontons | Easy Fried Pickles

The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the dip (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the printable recipe card):

  • Cream cheese – be sure to use regular, full-fat cream cheese.
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Brown mustard – you can use any brown mustard you like, or even yellow mustard if that’s all you have on hand. I used spicy brown mustard and it was perfect.
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter
  • Onion – be sure to grate the onion finely. You’ll find the instructions in the recipe.
  • Garlic powder
  • Pecans – to save time, you can buy the pecans already chopped.

ingredients to make Pecan and Cream Cheese French Quarter Dip

How to Make French Quarter Cheese Spread

Peel a small onion and grate with a cheese grater to get 1 teaspoon of very finely grated onion. It will almost be pureed. This texture is important so it mixes well with the cream cheese without creating any chunks of onion.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, grated onion, garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon of the Worcestershire sauce. Scoop onto a sheet of plastic wrap and form into a disk.

spreading cream cheese mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap

Wrap tightly with the plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. Chill for 2 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld. After chilling the cream cheese, unwrap it and place on a serving plate.

cream cheese disk chilled and ready to be topped

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, then add the brown sugar, brown mustard, and the remaining 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the sugar is melted and the sauce is smooth.

ingredients to make the pecan topping

Add the pecans to the sauce and stir to coat.

glazed pecans in a saucepan

Pour the pecan mixture over the cream cheese disk and serve immediately with crackers.

top view of Pecan and Cream Cheese French Quarter Dip

The Best Crackers

The best crackers to serve with your Pecan and Cream Cheese French Quarter Dip are really whatever crackers you enjoy. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Wheat Thins
  • Triscuit
  • Pita crackers or chips
  • Ritz (original or wheat)
  • Club Crackers

How to Store Leftovers

The leftover dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. Do be aware that the pecan topping will harden a bit.

Pecan and Cream Cheese French Quarter Dip on a white plate with crackers

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French Quarter Cheese Spread

Published By Jill
French Quarter Cheese Spread is a delicious sweet and savory spread to serve with crackers. Savory cream cheese with a hint of garlic and onion flavor topped with sweet glazed pecans is an incredibly flavorful snack or appetizer!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon onion grated
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard
  • 1 cup pecans chopped

Instructions
 

  • Peel a small onion and grate with a cheese grater to get 1 teaspoon of very finely grated onion. It will almost be pureed. This texture is important so it mixes well with the cream cheese without creating any chunks of onion.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, grated onion, garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon of the Worcestershire sauce. Scoop onto a sheet of plastic wrap and form into a disk. Wrap tightly with the plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. Chill for 2 hours or over night to allow the flavors to meld. After chilling the cream cheese, unwrap it and place on a serving plate.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, then add the brown sugar, brown mustard, and the remaining 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the sugar is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  • Add the pecans to the sauce and stir to coat.
  • Pour the pecan mixture over the cream cheese disk and serve immediately with crackers.
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