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Apr 12, 2009 01:11 PM

what to do with philadelphia cream cheese?

It was so cheap I grabbed a bar and now I'm not sure what to do with it. I prefer whipped for bagels and I don't want to make cheesecake. What else? Thanks.

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  1. How 'bout cheesecake brownies? I haven't made this particular recipe before, but I've made others and they're great. This one's from David Lebovitz, so am sure it rocks. If you have your own favorite brownie recipe, you could just sub in his cream cheese/cheesecake swirly part.

    1. Make it into a spread for crackers with thawed/chopped & squeezed frozen spinach, lemon juice, S&P, a little cayenne, chopped scallions and garlic .

      Add some sherry and crabmeat to the above and heat it up a little until creamy hot if company's coming.

      1. You could whip it if th's how you like it. Warm it up just enough to work it with the mixer, whip it up, and re-cool it.

        If that's not interesting enough, there are tons of cheese spread and cheese ball recipies based on cream cheese. Any combination of herbs, nuts, sweets, other cheeses (bleu!), cured meats... whatever direction you might want to take it.

          1. Crab Rangoon !! Not surprisingly Very Delish.

            Slathered* on Snyder's Sourdough Hard Pretzels !!! Surprisingly Very Delish.

            * You smear, or more accurately-shmear, cream cheese on a bagel. You slather cream cheese on SSHP.