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The Best Cherry Cream Cheese Spread

  • Author: Meghan Bassett
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


Want to upgrade your bagel game? Celebrate cherry season with this sweet and tangy cream cheese spread, made with fresh fruit.


  • 8 ounces plain cream cheese
  • 4 teaspoons tart cherry juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped pitted dates
  • 2 teaspoons chopped walnuts
  • 3 teaspoons pitted and chopped fresh cherries


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until thoroughly combined. The mixture is ready when the walnuts, dates, and cherries are distributed evenly, with tiny pieces throughout.
  2. Slather on toasted bagels and enjoy.


Adapted from a recipe by Shanna Mallon

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Spread
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Dips and Spreads

Keywords: cream cheese, cherry, bagel spread