Honey Walnut Cream Cheese Spread

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charcuterie board with honey walnut cream cheese

Honey Walnut Cream Cheese Recipe

One of the places I get bagels (Panera Bread) sells this delicious honey walnut cream cheese.  I can’t always get there, and it’s pricey for the amount you get.  I decided to try to make this at home myself and it is pretty spot on. And is just 3 ingredients.

This is perfect to spread on your bagel, but it’s great on crackers or pretzels too. No need to bake, just grab your favorite bagel, toast or cracker and enjoy.

cream cheese with added chopped walnuts and honey

How Can I Get The Cream Cheese to Spread Easily?

You will want to the cheese to be at room temperature so that it is easy to spread and incorporate the honey into the mix.

mixing all the flavors together to make walnut cream cheese

How Can You Use Softened Cream Cheese Spread?

This spread would be great on bagels and on toast.  Serve it inside a stuffed French toast.   You can even serve it on crackers.

Do I Need to Use Chopped Walnuts?

While the recipe is called honey walnut cream cheese, you can use chopped pecans. You could also just make a honey cream cheese version with no nuts.

If you wanted to sweetened it, you could use brown sugar instead (or with) honey. You will want to make sure the brown sugar dissolves into the cheese and is not grainy. Even add half teaspoon of cinnamon for added flavor.

If you are using a food processor, start with whole walnuts.  Otherwise the food processor will turn chopped nuts into a paste.

How Do You Store the Walnut Cream Cheese Spread?

You will want to store it in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

Can I Use This As A Dip?

This cheese spread is delicious to serve at breakfast or as a snack. There is so much flavor in this recipe you will want to put it on your favorite toasted bread, stuffed in French Toast, use as a sandwich spread and of course on a bagel.

cream cheese spread onto charcuterie board toppings are honey walnut and cream cheese

charcuterie board with honey walnut cream cheese
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Honey Walnut Cream Cheese Spread

Why buy it when you can make it yourself? Make your own honey walnut cream cheese recipe whenever you need. Perfect for bagels and crackers.
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober


  • 1 8 oz block room temperature cream cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • Add the cream cheese into the bowl.
  • Press the cream cheese around in the bowl to make sure it is soft. If it's not, give it a few minutes before moving on.
  • Add the honey and walnuts into the cream cheese.
  • Mix by hand, but a mixer is quicker.
  • Spread onto your charcuterie board (or place in a bowl)
  • Serve with your bagels.
  • Any left overs should be put in the refrigerator.

Why buy it when you can make it yourself? Make your own honey walnut cream cheese recipe whenever you need. Perfect for bagels and crackers.

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