My mama used to have a B&B years ago; and to make a little extra money I would make sweet breads and spreads for the Inn. The guests really liked them and always asked for recipes. Here’s a spread I found recently – of course it’s one I can no longer eat. *sigh*
Honey Walnut Cream Cheese Spread
1 8 ounce package of Neufchatel cream cheese
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon molasses
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts
If desired toast nuts by placing in a skillet over medium heat.
Heat just until the walnuts become fragrant. When the walnuts become fragrant remove from the skillet. Watch the skillet closely, there is a short time between the nuts being toasted and burnt. Allow the nuts to cool completely.
In a small bowl combine room temperature cream cheese, honey, molasses, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir cream cheese until all of the ingredients are well blended. Chop walnuts and stir into the cream cheese.
Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator