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French Quarter Pecan Cheese Spread Recipe is a unique mix of sweet and savory pecan praline sauce served over cream cheese. This dip is an amazing appetizer for Mardi Gras, football, or festive holiday party.

This is a tasty sweet and salty recipe that’s easy to make in advance. Also, a similar dip with pecans is this No Bake Pecan Pie Dip. It’s sweeter and more like dessert.

French Quarter Pecan Spread

I first had this unique dip at a luncheon and couldn’t stop eating it. In fact, I ate so much of it I was full for our entree. Furthermore, that’s how it goes most of the time when there are dips and spreads. A cheesy dip is my very favorite munchy!

pecan cream cheese spread


When I say this is unique, I mean it. It’s an odd combination of cream cheese, brown sugar, Worcestershire, mustard, and pecans. Sounds odd, right? It’s sweet, tangy, and nutty… it works. It totally works. 

Cream cheese, garlic, and onion make the creamy base. Alternatively, you can simply use a block of cream cheese without the additions. It’s just as good.

A basic praline sauce becomes somewhat savory with mustard and Worcestershire.

Pecan Cheese Spread

I prefer the pecan topping of this French Quarter Pecan Cheese Spread Recipe to be warm. However, it’s good at room temperature. It’s probably good cold, but there is never any leftovers to try it on!

Serve this spread with your favorite cracker for an easy appetizer. I recommend a plain without added cheese or herb flavors.


  • Cream cheese
  • Sweet onion
  • Garlic 
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Worcestershire
  • Spicy brown mustard
  • Pecans
praline topping over cream cheese


This is a very simple and unique appetizer recipe.

  1. First, toast the pecans either on the stovetop or in the oven until they are warm and fragrant.
  2. While those are toasting mix the cream cheese, onion, and garlic together. It’s much easier to mix when the cream cheese is at room temperature.
  3. Once mixed, spoon the cream cheese mixture onto a serving platter in a 6 to 7-inch diameter.
  4. Don’t forget your pecans that are toasting!😳
  5. In a medium-sized pan on the stove, add butter, brown sugar, Worcestershire, and mustard. Allow that to cook for 4 to 5 minutes on medium until the sugar has dissolved.
  6. Next, remove the sugar mixture from the heat and stir in the pecans.
  7. Just let that cool for a few minutes before you pour it over the cream cheese. If you don’t mind dirtying another pan you can transfer the mixture to a bowl to get it out of the hot pan it was cooked in. 
  8. After it has cooled slightly, pour the pecan mixture over the cream cheese and serve with a sturdy cracker. (I like Wheat Thins with it.)

That’s it, folks. Easy and yum, yum, yummmy! 

appetizer dip


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French Quarter Pecan Cheese Spread

French Quarter Pecan Cheese Spread Recipe

French Quarter Pecan Cheese Spread Recipe is a unique mix of sweet and savory pecan praline sauce served over cream cheese.
Author: Paula
4.97 from 52 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 servings



  • In a small pan on medium-low heat, toast pecans until they're lightly browned and fragrant.
  • In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, onion, and garlic.
  • Spoon onto a serving platter into a 6 or 7 inch round disc
  • In a saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. (I used this mustard.)
  • Cook on medium-low heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and stir in pecans.
  • Cool slightly before spooning over cream cheese mixture.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature with your favorite crackers


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Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg
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Published: Feb 3, 2016


  1. 5 stars
    This is a delicious recipe. I have been making it for the holidays for over 25 years, the original recipe came from a Junior League cookbook.

  2. 5 stars
    What a simple recipe to make, and what delicious flavor! I made this for a Christmas gathering and it was a big hit!

  3. I made this for a baby shower. I almost didn’t share! It smelled so good, I just had to have a test taste. 5 stars!

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