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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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  • 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


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.