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Instead of spending the cash on fancy spreads in the shop, you can create your own!
Every time I visit a Panera or Einstein Bros. bagel sho I drool over all of the fancy cream cheese spreads they offer. Instead of spending the cash on fancy spreads in the shop, you can create your own!

Posted by jojobeandesigns from Wayne, New Jersey, United States • Published See jojobeandesigns's 48 projects »
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  • Step 1

    For each of these recipes, make sure your cream cheese is at room temp to make the blending easy. You want the ingredients to be well combined. I mix mine in a little chopper (mini food processor) but a bowl and spoon will be fine! I've made all kinds of versions, but these are my favorites:

    Reduced Fat Hazelnut Spread

    1/2 tsp orange zest
    1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    1/4 cup hazelnuts, chopped
    Just blend together!

  • Step 2

    Reduced Fat Sundried Tomato Spread

    16 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
    pinch of salt
    1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, soaked in hot water for ten minutes, then chopped
    1 garlic clove, chopped
    Just blend together!

  • Step 3

    Kalamata Olive spread

    16 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
    pinch of salt
    1/4 cup kalamata (Greek) olives, chopped
    1/8 cup roasted red pepper, chopped
    Just blend together!

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basketofapples
basketofapples · Mt Airy, North Carolina, US · 8 projects
yum! simple, but i never thought of doing this. thanks!
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Pinky T.
Pinky T. · Spring Hill, Florida, US · 7 projects
You can add fruit spreads, a.k.a. jams, jellies, or marmalade, for a sweet version. I like strawberry myself.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1372 projects
Yum, thanks for the suggestions.
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