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Jan 3, 2009 01:35 PM

Lots of cream cheese to use up, ideas?

Hi everyone,

I have 7 or 8 8 ounce boxes of cream cheese that I need to use up and am looking for recipe ideas. Would love to hear your favorites, both sweet and savory. Thanks!

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  1. Cooks Illustrated pumpkin cheesecake. It's my favorite! And a little smoked salmon and some capers and bagels and have some friends over for brunch!

    1. I would make some cheeseballs with dried spice and herbs roll in nuts then pop them into the freezer. I do this all the time and they keep for months.

      1. 1. Mail it to me! Mmmm, cream cheese.
        2. Crab dip
        3. Salmon pinwheels
        4. Tortilla pinwheels (mix cream cheese, canned olives*, hot peppers, garlic powder to taste; spread in tortilla; roll tortilla and then slice into 1/2-inch pinwheels).
        5. Buffalo chicken dip
        6. Cucumber, dill and cream cheese sandwiches (love them on tiny pumpernickel slices)

        *This is the ONLY thing that canned olives are good for.

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          1. I am a big fan of rugelach, which uses equal parts butter and cream cheese in the dough.

            Now I want to make some!