How to Make Easy Flavored Cream Cheese Recipes

How to Make Easy Flavored Cream Cheese Recipes

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Having overnight guests over the holidays can add additional stress to an already stressful time of year. To combat this, I often plan out three meals per day, making sure they are easy and include a lot of make-ahead recipes.

Often, if we need a quick breakfast, my husband will head out for bagels. But offering bagels and multiple cream cheese flavors can be expensive if you go out to the bagel shop. 

To save money on flavored cream cheese, make a collection of your own easy, flavored cream cheese recipes to set out on the counter so guests can serve themselves?

This simple recipe for flavored cream cheese can be easily adapted for your family’s tastes. These cream cheese flavors are so easy they can be made in the amount of time it would take you to drive to the bagel shop and wait in line.

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Cream Cheese Flavors At Home

Philadelphia Flavored Cream Cheese Recipes

When shopping for groceries at Walmart, I saw the great prices on Philadelphia Cream Cheese (even better if you buy a 2 pack) and realized I could make three different flavored cream cheese spreads for the price of one from the bagel shop.

How to make Flavored Cream Cheese

First, determine what cream cheese flavors you normally buy at the store. We determined to make some amazing flavored cream cheese spreads that would out flavor those we normally purchase.

To make homemade Fruit flavored cream cheese

Buy fresh berries or Fruit spreads (No sugar added varieties.

For our simple brown sugar and cinnamon one we stuck with just  brown sugar and cinnamon (which I already had on hand).

 

strawberry cream cheese recipe

Flavored Cream Cheese Recipes

For the strawberry spread or any fruit-flavored cream cheese,  simply add a tablespoon of fruit spread to your softened cream cheese and blend with a mixer.

whipped cream cheese

Cover and refrigerate.

Repeat this process for Brown Sugar Cinnamon.

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Flavored cream cheese recipes with fresh fruit

We only experimented with blueberries but this might work well with raspberries and blackberreis too

Add fresh or frozen blueberries and mix for the fresh blueberry cream cheese spread.

fresh blueberry cream cheese recipe

Place each into a ramekin, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate to harden again.

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How far in advance should I make these flavored cream cheese recipes?

These flavored cream cheese flavors can and should be made the day before which to me makes for the perfect make-ahead recipe for entertaining.

How should I set up a bagel bar?

The next morning, simply set out a platter of sliced bagels.  (I love the smaller sized bagels, so people can try multiple spread flavors).

Add some fresh fruit to your bagel bar, and your guests will be lining up to help themselves this holiday season.

flavored cream cheese bar

 

No worries about prepping a egg casseroles! Within a few minutes, you’ll have an amazing bagel bar ready for guests and family members to serve themselves.

flavored cream cheese recipes

If you are like me and use cream cheese in multiple recipes over the holidays, be sure to grab this coupon: $1.00 off two Philadelphia Cream Cheese, available: 12/13 – 2/13.

 

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Flavored Cream Cheese Recipes using Philadelphia Cream Cheese 

Flavored Cream Cheese Recipes

Flavored Cream Cheese Recipes

Yield: 10 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

Here are a few of our favorite flavored cream cheese combos. How to make 3 cream cheese flavors in a few minutes for your next bagel bar.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz softened Cream Cheese, for each flavor
  • Easy Fruit Flavored
  • 1 tablespoon Jams or Jellies
  • Fresh Fruit
  • 1/2 Fresh berries
  • 1-2 tbs sugar
  • Brown Sugar Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 - 2 tsp cinnamon, depending on how strong a flavor

Instructions

  1. Simply beat the cream cheese and the ingredients with a mixer.
  2. Place in a ramekin and all flavors to meld in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  3. Will last about 1 week in the fridge. (the fresh berry one did get watery after 2 days)
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 104Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 11mgSodium 39mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 1gSugar 13gProtein 1g

9 Comments

  1. Brilliant! So easy, so simple, and so completely perfect! I have no idea why I haven’t thought of this before. Being able to control the ingredients and create my own flavored cream cheese, perfection!

  2. What a great idea for Christmas morning. A buffet of delicious cream cheese. yummy! and so easy too!

  3. All 3 of those flavors sound amazing! What a perfect way to make a bagel special and something your guests will remember.

  4. IT just makes life so much easier when you don’t have to sit everyone down at one time and they can just get up and eat at their leisure.

  5. What a delicious treat, and I love that you can make so many options for guests so that they can choose their favorite! YUM! {client}

  6. This is a great way to flavor cream cheese and offer a variety of flavors to your guests. I often buy those flavored cream cheeses but it can certainly add up when I buy 4 or 5 flavors.

  7. My family likes flavored cream cheese, but I have never converted plain to flavored as you did here. You certainly made it seem simple enough. I will try it this weekend.

  8. Oh this will be perfect for our Christmas Eve breakfast. We start celebrating that morning and I really wanted to do something like this. Sounds and looks delicious!

  9. I think I would like the brown sugar cinnamon one the most. Love easy recipes like this one!

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