Jalapeño Cheese Spread

It is hard not to love a schmear of cream cheese on a bagel, but, for me, anyway, even harder to pass up a schmear of jalapeño cream cheese spread on a bagel.

Folk who’ve been paying attention will note that this is the same spread I used for those tasty bacon wrapped pickle poppers. I just felt that it deserved its very own post, and, besides, it is, obviously, good for so very much more than pickles.

Like bagels. Or mebbe stuff some figs.


well, I’ll get to that. First, the details!

•1 container (7.5 oz) whipped cream cheese with jalapeño
•1/2 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
•1 tsp dried chives
•1 tsp Cajun Power Spicy Garlic Pepper Sauce – or your fave hot sauce, to taste

Note: I’ve had some problems ordering on line, but the very nice folk at Cajun Power will happily assist you the old fashioned way, over the phone.

Add the cheeses, chives, and hot sauce to a mixing bowl and allow to come to room temperature – mebbe 30 minutes.

Using a hand held mixer, whip together until nicely blended.

Stash in a covered jar in the fridge for a few hours to allow the flavors to blend.

Nice, zippy cheese spread!

And, yeh, it is fine in those pickles, and on that bagel, and even stuffed into figs; but, consider this…

banana bread!

Yeppers. Sweet bread and spicy cheese and oh! so good all over!

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