Do you enjoy trying the many varieties of dips and spreads available, but have sticker shock at the price? I’m always amazed at how expensive most of these are for just a few ounces and decided long ago to compile a list of my favorites and make them myself. The cream cheese orange spread recipe below is as good on a bagel or toast as it is on a Triscuit, or any snacker. It’s simple to make, very inexpensive and and a real treat!

You will need:

Electric mixer
Medium bowl
Wooden or plastic spoon

3 tsp grated orange peel
3 Tbs powdered sugar
1/3 Cup orange juice
1 pkg cream cheese ( 8 0z )


Place all ingredients in medium bowl. Mix on low until well blended. Place in covered serving dish and refrigerate until ready to serve. Let sit out at room temp at least 20 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Note: may also be made in food processor