This easy appetizer recipe will be the hit of any summer BBQ, since the fruity flavors complement almost any type of meat. Cream cheese can be used in many sweet and savory dishes and has flavors that can be enhanced by adding everything from fresh herbs and vegetables to fruits, chocolate, and smoked fish.
In 1872, William Chester, a New York dairyman, accidentally discovered a cheese making method that produced a creamy mild cheese while trying to duplicate the French Neufchatel recipe. He sold it as “cream cheese” to the Empire Cheese Company, who in turn marketed it under the “Philadelphia” brand.
Philadelphia brand cream cheese is one of the oldest American packaged foods; it went on sale in its protective wrapper in 1885.
1 cup apricot preserves
1 cup pineapple preserves
¼ cup drained horseradish
3 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon freshly ground course black pepper
Mix together put over a block of cream cheese
Serve with any kind of crackers