Baked Cheese And Bacon Jam Bites Using Lucerne Products At Safeway

I received a gift card to facilitate this post. Thoughts are my own.

Lucerne Dairy - Baked Cheese and Bacon Jam Bites

Safeway understands that many dairy items – such as milk, butter and cheese – are staples in families’ diets and need to be purchased regularly. Lucerne is the only brand that covers every major dairy category with a wide variety of products.

With tasty dairy products, Lucerne is a great choice for your holiday dishes! Safeway’s Lucerne Recipe Booklet (which you can download below) has lots of recipes that incorporate Lucerne dairy products. And I decided to try the Baked Cheese and Bacon Jam Bites recipe.

These are crispy bite-sized shells with a warm, creamy and savory mix of cream cheese and melted jack cheese topped with smokey bacon jam. And I must say these are yummy!

Lucerne at Safeway

Baked Cheese and Bacon Jam Bites
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 15 mini cups


  • 1 box (15 mini cups) Safeway SELECT® Mini Phyllo Cups
  • 4 oz (½ box) Lucerne® Cream Cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Lucerne Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 8 slices Safeway® Farms or Safeway SELECT Bacon
  • 1/3 cup Safeway SELECT Apricot Preserves
  • 2 tbsp Safeway® Kitchens Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Fresh thyme, for garnish (optional)


  1. In a microwave or large skillet, cook bacon until crisp (drain fat), then allow to cool before cutting into pieces. Set aside.
  2. In a small sauce pan, heat and mix apricot jam and vinegar over medium heat until well combined. Next, stir in bacon and bring ingredients to a rolling boil. Once this is reached, reduce flame to low and simmer for 5 minutes. This will create the bacon jam used later in step 5.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and shredded jack cheese with a mixing spoon.
  4. Spoon a teaspoon of cheese mixture into each phyllo cup. Press down a bit to flatten.
  5. Top each cup with a dollop of bacon jam.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 7 minutes or until bacon jam just starts to lightly caramelize.
  7. Plate and serve, garnishing with a touch of fresh thyme if desired.

The recipe calls for phyllo cups but since I wasn’t able to find one at our local Safeway, I just got the phyllo dough and made cups out of it.

These are very easy to make, and very delicious too! I personally prefer filling the top with bacon jam instead of just putting a dollop but then that’s just me. Feel free to tweak the recipe as you like!

Baked Cheese and Bacon Jam

This holiday season, you can treat yourself to Lucerne’s limited edition Cranberry Orange Cream Cheese, Peppermint Whipped Topping, and Pumpkin Pecan Creamer!

For 110 years, families have trusted the simple goodness of Lucerne as a wholesome, healthy and nutritious dairy brand they can exclusively find at their local Safeway stores. While Lucerne packaging has been given a makeover, shoppers can remain confident that they will continue to get the same high quality dairy products at a great value that they have come to know and love.

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Free Safeway Lucerne Recipe Booklet

Safeway Lucerne Recipes

To download the free recipe book, click the image

To celebrate the wide variety of Lucerne’s products and its longstanding superior taste and value, here’s a variety of Lucerne recipes for you to enjoy!

You can also visit Safeway’s Lucerne Recipes board on Pinterest for some ideas and inspiration!


$110 Safeway Gift Card Giveaway

One lucky reader will receive a $110 Safeway Gift Card so he/she can try out any of the recipes using Lucerne products! Giveaway is open to US residents and ends December 22 at 11:59pm EST. To enter, CLICK HERE!


I was compensated for this post. Regardless, thoughts are my own.


Baked Cheese And Bacon Jam Bites Using Lucerne Products At Safeway — 128 Comments

  1. This is a wonderful delicious recipe using Lucerne products. I really can see making this for the Holiday’s as a appetizer. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This looks so good I would love to serve this anytime of day. My family would eat this up! Thank you for sharing the recipe I hope mine comes out as good as this.

  4. Thanks so much for the recipe for Baked Cheese And Bacon Jam Bites Using Lucerne Products At Safeway! This sounds delicious and looks delicious too! It doesn’t seem like it’s too hard to make! What a terrific appetizer! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with all of us! I really do appreciate it! Thanks so much, Michele 🙂
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  5. These look really good, I don’t like Bacon, so I used ham, broccoli, swiss, OMG they were the best, then I tried some with taco seasoned hamburg with cheese when they came out of the oven we added sour cream, lettuce, tomato

  6. They look pretty good. I have never heard of bacon jam before. Is that a real thing? Anyways, I think I would crumple up some bacon and sprinkle it over top if I made these.

  7. I saw bacon and you had me! This looks delicious! Also looks like something I could handle making. Will be great for Christmas get togethers. Thanks gor sharing!

  8. This recipe looks quite yummy; I have to make this. I would never have thought to combine these particular ingredients and make something that looks so delicious. Thanks for this great recipe and the other recipes also. (I downloaded the free recipe book.)

  9. I’ve got to be honest, I don’t usually buy Lucerne® brand products. The Baked Cheese and Bacon Jam Bites look delicious, I’ll need to purchase some Lucerne® products to make it. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  10. These sound great. I would like to try them and modify the jam and meat combinations for a variety appetizer tray. Smoked salmon or canned salmon, phyllo, the jack cheese, and a bit of quince paste or apricot

  11. OMG, these have my mouth watering. I love bacon. Thank you for this recipe. I’ll be making this for sure. Happy Holidays.
    Carol L

  12. All the ingredients sound delicious. I never thought about putting them together.. especially the Apricot Preserves. I’m not one who likes to mix a lot of foods lol. But this sounds incredible and I am going to make it for my Christmas Eve party!! The pairing sounds like it will work very well for me!

  13. wow all the ingredients just go great together and i love cheese as its my favorite food which i cant resist. now the recipe is a must make for me since its a unique one and it contains cheese so i love it.

  14. (Baked Cheese And Bacon Jam Bites Using Lucerne Products At Safeway) What a good appetizer to make for any occasion or get together. This one is going in my recipe file for sure-

  15. What a Delicious sounding recipe. Its different and I would love to try this. I love all the ingredients used. I am going to pin this so I have it. Thankyou so much for Sharing! Yum!

  16. These would make fabulous appetizers for the super bowl. I love cooked cream cheese and never thought to combine it with Monterey Jack. Lucerne did a good job with the recipe.

  17. I love bacon & cheese so this is great. I love this little recipe. I want to make these as soon as I can get the ingredients. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe and sharing.
    Carol L

  18. This recipe looks delicious and the steps seem very easy. I can’t wait to try it. At work we are often asked to bring in snacks for meetings, and this is perfect.

  19. This is a definite MUST DO. (More like MUST EAT!) I love appetizer-type foods, and can easily eat them for a meal. Oh, these will be great! Cheese & bacon jam, does it get any better? Pinned, planned & drooling!!!!!!

  20. These look like a good appetizer for a dinner party or to have or something to take to along as a covered dish. They can pass for fancy food, but look good enough that kids would eat them too. Cool recipe.

  21. These sound wonderfully delicious! I will have to try them!

    Thanks for the Post, Picture’s, and the Recipe!

  22. This sounds and looks so good. These would be great to make for any occasion. I know my family will love them.

  23. Those look so yummy, I love anything with cheese and bacon! I’m pinning the recipe for later and downloading the Lucerne recipe booklet, thanks for sharing this!

  24. Thanks for the Delicious Recipe on Baked Cheese And Bacon Jam Bites Using Lucerne Products At Safeway! We do not have any Safeway’s in our area, however, I think I can find the ingredients at my grocery store as well. I have this recipe saved and do plan on giving it a try. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe on Baked Cheese And Bacon Jam Bites Using Lucerne Products At Safeway with all of us! I do appreciate it very much! Thanks again! Michele 🙂
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  25. These look great! I’ve always wanted to try something with phyllo dough, but I didn’t know what. This sounds perfect!

  26. Ohhh these sound delicious, and easy to make, I will have to try this!

    Thanks for the Post, Pictures, and the Recipe/How to! YUMMY!

  27. I love filo pastry but I’ve never seen it ready-made like this or made my own either. I do make great vol-au-vents though and I could improvise the filling as we don’t have these brands in Ireland.

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