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These spring herb cream cheese appetizer cups scream spring and are easy to make – they come together in minutes they are a stunning addition to any appetizer spread.

It seems like spring is the season for baby showers and wedding showers, doesn’t it? I’m always looking for a a quick and easy appetizer ideas that will please a wide range of people and keep my time in the kitchen super short. These spring herb cream cheese appetizer cups are the perfect thing. I adore using phyllo cups for quick and easy appetizers like these easy spinach artichoke phyllo bites. They also lend themselves perfectly to sweet treats such as mini patriotic fruit tarts (those have a fun secret ingredient), banana and chocolate pudding dessert bites, mini pumpkin parts (these are stupid easy), and cappuccino mousse cups. The possibilities are really endless and I love keeping a package in my freezer for those times when I need something in a pinch.

Today we are celebrating Joanne of Fifteen Spatulas and her brand new, beautiful baby boy. His name is James and he’s so sweet and perfect and he’s giving me baby fever, just like every other baby on the planet. But he’s especially cute, don’t you think?

I’m going to try to spend my time looking at all the great food Joanne’s friends created for her for this virtual baby shower and try my hardest to ignore the baby fever. For now.

These cream cheese appetizer cups use spreadable chive and onion cream cheese. This is a beautiful thing for two reasons.
No need to soften a brick of cream cheese. When you are looking for a quick appetizer idea, you don’t want to have to remember to soften cream cheese hours in advance.
Instant flavor! The cream cheese already has great flavor from the chive and onions and all you need to add are a couple fresh herbs to brighten it up and add some depth.
I stirred in sour cream to mellow the flavor out a little and also thin it down a bit more. The only thing left to do was top with some of my favorite go-to vegetables and fresh dill and they were ready to go! You guys are going to love these cream cheese appetizer cups and they are just perfect for a baby shower – virtual or not.

If you get a chance to head over to Joanne’s site and offer your congratulations, you’ll also find tons of amazing food. You won’t be sorry, that’s for sure.