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Baked Cheese and Bacon Jam Bites

Baked Cheese and Bacon Jam Bites

Crispy bite-size shells with a warm, creamy, and savory mix of cream cheese and melted jack cheese topped with smoky bacon jam. Recipe courtesy of Safeway Culinary Kitchens and Lucerne Foods.

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Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon, such as Safeway Farms or Safeway SELECT
  • 1/3 Cup apricot preserves, such as Safeway SELECT
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar, such as Safeway Kitchens
  • 4 Ounces cream cheese, softened, such as Lucerne
  • 1/2 Cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, such as Lucerne
  • 1 box (15 mini cups) mini phyllo cups, such as Safeway SELECT
  • Fresh thyme, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a microwave or large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp (drain the fat), then allow to cool before cutting into pieces. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, heat and mix the apricot jam and vinegar over medium heat until well combined. Next, stir in the bacon and bring the ingredients to a rolling boil. Once this is reached, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, then set aside for later use.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and shredded jack cheese with a mixing spoon.

Spoon a teaspoon of the cheese mixture into each phyllo cup. Press down a bit to flatten.

Top each cup with a dollop of bacon jam.

Bake until the bacon jam just starts to lightly caramelize, 7 minutes.

Plate and serve, garnishing with a touch of fresh thyme.

Nutritional Facts
Servings7
Calories Per Serving428
Total Fat24g37%
Sugar8gN/A
Saturated10g49%
Cholesterol46mg15%
Protein11g22%
Carbs41g14%
Vitamin A80µg9%
Vitamin B120.3µg4.5%
Vitamin B60.1mg5.9%
Vitamin C1mg2%
Vitamin D0.3µg0.1%
Vitamin E0.3mg1.4%
Vitamin K2µg3%
Calcium87mg9%
Fiber1g5%
Folate (food)14µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)82µg20%
Folic acid40µgN/A
Iron2mg12%
Magnesium17mg4%
Monounsaturated9gN/A
Niacin (B3)4mg18%
Phosphorus143mg20%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium149mg4%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg16.2%
Sodium602mg25%
Sugars, added7gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg26.8%
Zinc1mg6.6%