Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

This Brown Sugar Cream Cheese is a versatile recipe that you can use as a spread or fruit dip and comes together in a matter of minutes!

A bowl of brown sugar cream cheese spread.

Do you need a way to quickly elevate your bagel board? Or want a quick fruit dip? This brown sugar cream cheese spread recipe is what you need in your life.

With only 4 ingredients, it’s easy enough to whip up in just a couple of minutes. It’s lightly sweet, with a subtle flavor from the brown sugar and vanilla.

A tray of bagels and brown sugar cream cheese spread

Ingredients

  • 1 8oz. block of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. salted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
The ingredients--cream cheese, butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.

Making the Cream Cheese Spread

Equipment

You’ll need minimal equipment to make this cream cheese spread:

  • Hand mixer
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Rubber Spatula
Beat the mixture with an electric hand mixer until smooth and lump-free.

Mixing the Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Spread:

Place the butter and cream cheese on the counter to soften about 30 minutes before making the spread. Alternatively, if you don’t have time for them to soften, you can microwave them in 10-15 second increments until you can easily press a finger into the center of the cream cheese. You do not want either the butter or cream cheese to be melted.

Place the softened cream cheese, butter, brown sugar, and vanilla in a small mixing bowl. With an electric hand mixer, beat the mixture on low speed for 3-4 minutes until it is a smooth . The brown sugar should be mostly dissolved, and there should be no lumps of cream cheese.

The cream cheese spread should be completely smooth and not have any lumps.

Place the cream cheese spread in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

A swirly bowl of cream cheese spread, surrounded by bagels.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Slice open a bagel and schmear this spread on HIGH! Bonus points when they’re a batch of freshly baked sourdough bagels.
  • Serve it with a fruit and/or dessert board.
Brown sugar cream cheese spread being spread on a bagel.

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Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Spread Recipe


  • Author: Rebecca Neidhart

Description

This Brown Sugar Cream Cheese is a versatile recipe that can be used as a spread or fruit dip and comes together in a matter of minutes!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 8oz. block of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. salted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

Place the butter and cream cheese on the counter to soften about 30 minutes before making the spread. Alternatively, if you don’t have time for them to soften, you can microwave them in 10-15 second increments until you can easily press a finger into the center of the cream cheese. You do not want either the butter or cream cheese to be melted.

Place the softened cream cheese, butter, brown sugar, and vanilla in a small mixing bowl. With an electric hand mixer, beat the mixture on low speed for 3-4 minutes. The brown sugar should be mostly dissolved, and there should be no lumps of cream cheese.

Place the cream cheese spread in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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