We came up with this recipe after trying Trader Joe's® honey walnut cream cheese; this was much better since we used the orange blossom honey my mom buys from local farmers' market. She suggest toasting the walnuts. To make a sweeter version, add a tablespoon of granulated sugar while pulsing in the processor. Spread a layer on a slice of your favorite bread and enjoy! Yum!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place walnuts on a baking sheet. Bake until toasted and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Transfer walnuts to a plate to cool. When walnuts are cool, transfer to a resealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.

  • Combine cream cheese, honey, and walnuts in a food processor and pulse until creamy.

Cook's Note:

You can mix in a tub of Cool Whip(R) whipped topping and use it as a spread over or between two layers of a sponge cake.

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 13.1g 4% DV; fat 15.2g 23% DV; cholesterol 41.1mg 14% DV; sodium 111.1mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2015
Scaled down to 3 servings used reduced fat cream cheese toasted the chopped walnuts (didn't have halves) in the toaster oven and then blended in my Cuisinart immersion blender mini-chopper (for an easier cleanup than using a food processor). We had this for breakfast on toasted mini cinnamon raisin bagels and my husband said "...this is as good or better than any cream cheese spread you've ever made for bagels." Haven't had Trader Joe's honey walnut cream cheese but this is made fresh and I doubt TJ's could compare more favorably to this version Totally easy to make and the honey and the walnuts share equally in making this awesome. Thanks for sharing Cute Brunettes.! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2015
Scaled down to 3 servings used reduced fat cream cheese toasted the chopped walnuts (didn't have halves) in the toaster oven and then blended in my Cuisinart immersion blender mini-chopper (for an easier cleanup than using a food processor). We had this for breakfast on toasted mini cinnamon raisin bagels and my husband said "...this is as good or better than any cream cheese spread you've ever made for bagels." Haven't had Trader Joe's honey walnut cream cheese but this is made fresh and I doubt TJ's could compare more favorably to this version Totally easy to make and the honey and the walnuts share equally in making this awesome. Thanks for sharing Cute Brunettes.! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2015
We always toast the walnuts in an oven or a toaster oven. Anyways we hope you love it however you may prepare it toaster oven or not! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2018
I did make this and I added a little brown sugar to it... It was Super Delicious! Who would've known you didnt have to spend a fortune to get a GREAT quality spread for your bagels.. or whatever you want to put it on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2020
I’ve made this 2 times now. Delicious and five stars as written! For my own personal preference I added 1 tbsp brown sugar and doubled the honey. I don’t really eat bagels, but I made it to dip my apples in it. This one is a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2016
I decreased honey to 1T added 1t molasses 1T brown sugar. 1/4t cinnamon. Omitted nuts. Yummy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2017
Made just as listed. So easy & so good! Read More
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