Custom Cream Cheese

Yield:
12-14 servings


Everyone loves a good bagel spread for most occasions, but especially to break the fast at the end of Yom Kippur. I love putting together a platter of thinly sliced red onions, capers, cucumbers and tomatoes to top my glorious bagel.

But what if you want to do something a little different for your break-fast!? How about making some custom cream cheese flavors!

I am partial to savory cream cheese flavors such as this Herbed Cream Cheese from Tyler Florence or this Vegetable Cream Cheese from Ina Garten. But you could also go a sweeter route with this Cinnamon Raisin and Toasted Nut Cream Cheese.

You can even add a few teaspoons of your favorite jam for a fruity cream cheese spread. Top with fresh fruit for a complete sweet bagel treat!

Or you can go a little wild and try my recipe for Chipotle Cream Cheese. Feel free to add more or less chipotle depending on your tastes.

 

Chipotle Cream Cheese

Ingredients

2 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, at room temperature

1-2 Tbsp chipotle in adobe (depending on your tastes), minced

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp white pepper

1/2 tsp garlic powder

Directions

In a mixing bowl, combine minced chipotle and liquid, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add softened cream cheese and mix until combined thoroughly. Serve with fresh bagels and sliced avocado.

Posted on September 20, 2012

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