Make honey walnut cream cheese for an incredible treat for breakfast, brunch or even an appetizer. Honey cream cheese is rich, but perfectly sweet and creamy.

There are so many ways to use this easy cream cheese blend. It’s a wonderful addition to an array of your favorite foods, far beyond bagels.

Once you’ve upgrade your cream cheese with our series of incredible recipes, you’ll never go back to the store bought versions!

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Try a schmear of this decadent honey walnut cream cheese on your favorite muffins, pastries and any of my favorite quick bread recipes.

No matter where you use them, our series of sweet and savory cream cheese recipes are sure to be a hit with your family! Try this strawberry cream cheese or garlic and herb cream cheese to get you started.

Today, we’re whipping up this wonderful honey walnut cream cheese blend. We nailed this one, and I think you’re going to love it!

A white bowl of honey walnut cream cheese on a white surface.

Honey Walnut Cream Cheese

Honey adds the perfect sweetness to cream cheese and the walnuts give it a little texture and flavor. I think you’re going to enjoy this simple recipe.

Why You’ll Love It

  • Balanced – Cream cheese is a savory ingredient that is also incredible when you add sweet elements. The balance is what makes it so beautiful!
  • Easy to Make – This honey cream cheese is so simple, and ready in just a few minutes.
  • Flexible – It’s delicious for breakfast and brunch, but also perfect for an appetizer.
A bagel with Honey Walnut Cream Cheese on a white plate.

Ingredients and Substitutions

See printable recipe card for complete ingredients and instructions.

  • Cream Cheese – Full fat cream cheese is our family favorite, but you can use your favorite type of cream cheese, including lower fat options. Learn how to soften cream cheese here, and learn how to make whipped cream cheese here!
  • Honey – Choose your favorite brand of local honey.
  • Walnuts – Chopped to your desired size. We chopped some very fine and some larger, for texture!
A jar of honey and walnuts.

Variations

  • Eliminate the walnuts entirely for a simple honey cream cheese.
  • Mix it up – try pecans or almonds instead of walnuts.
  • Try with our Hot Honey recipe!

How to Make

An overview, visit the printable recipe card for complete ingredients and instructions.

  1. In a mixer, blender or food processor, add cream cheese and honey. Butter mixed with honey in a food processor.
  2. Pulse and combine as directed.
  3. Add chopped walnuts. Serve and enjoy!
A white bowl of honey walnut cream cheese on a white surface.

Tip

  • Mix By Hand – No blender or food processor? No problem! Simply use a tub of whipped cream cheese. Because it’s softer and has more air already, it’s easier to mix in the honey and walnuts.
A bowl of honey walnut cream cheese with a jar of honey next to it.

Serving Suggestions

A bagel with honey walnut cream cheese on a white plate.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Leave this honey cream cheese out for up to two hours safely while serving.
  • Refrigerate – Store in an airtight container up to a week.
  • Freezer – While cream cheese can be frozen for up to three months, it won’t be as creamy when it defrosts. For more information, read our guide to Can you Freeze Cream Cheese?
A Honey Walnut cream cheese bagel on a white plate.

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Honey Walnut Cream Cheese Recipe

Make honey walnut cream cheese for an incredible treat for breakfast, brunch or even an appetizer. Honey cream cheese is rich, but perfectly sweet and creamy.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
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Ingredients  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons walnuts chopped

Instructions 

  • In a mixer, blender or food processor, add room temperature cream cheese and honey.
  • Pulse and combine until smooth and creamy.
  • Fold in chopped walnuts. Serve and enjoy!

Julie’s Tips

  • Mix By Hand – No blender or food processor? No problem! Simply use a tub of whipped cream cheese. Because it’s softer and has more air already, it’s easier to mix in the honey and walnuts.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Leave this honey cream cheese out for up to two hours safely while serving.
  • Refrigerate – Store in an airtight container up to a week.
  • Freezer – While cream cheese can be frozen for up to three months, it won’t be as creamy when it defrosts. For more information, read our guide to Can you Freeze Cream Cheese?
Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 381IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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