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Leftover Cranberry Sauce Cream Cheese

Combining leftover cranberry sauce with cream cheese, chopped walnuts, and honey makes an easy, no-frills breakfast spread. And is a clever way to repurpose Thanksgiving leftovers!
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast


  • Hand mixer


  • 1 package cream cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup leftover cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup shelled walnut pieces
  • 1/2 tsp honey*


  • Let the package of cream cheese come to room temperature.
  • Buzz 1/4 cup of walnut pieces in a food processor for 5-7 seconds (or finely chop with a knife). You want walnut pieces that resemble tiny pebbles to add texture.
  • Add the room temperature cream cheese, finely chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup leftover cranberry sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon of honey to a bowl.
  • Combine with a hand mixer on medium speed. This should take around 45 seconds.
  • That's it! Spread over a fresh bagel or English muffin.


*If you think the leftover cranberry sauce cream cheese spread is sweet enough you can leave out the honey. Instead of honey, you could also you an equal amount of agave nectar.  
Keyword cranberry sauce, cream cheese, thanksgiving leftovers