Honey Pecan Whipped Cream Cheese with Honeyed Fruit Salad

Honey Pecan Whipped Cream Cheese with Honeyed Fruit Salad

YIELD: Makes 4 servings


Whipped Honey Cream Cheese:

1 (8-oz) package - cream cheese, softened

3 T - honey

1/2 tsp. - vanilla bean paste

zest of 1 orange

1/4 cup - toasted pecan, finely chopped

Fruit Salad:

1 cup - strawberries, diced

1 cup - blueberries

1 cup - raspberries

1 T - orange juice

zest of 1 orange

1 T - honey


4 - bagels (favorite variety)

honey for drizzling


In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or in a large bowl using a handheld mixer, add the cream cheese, honey, vanilla bean paste, and orange zest. Beat until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Fold in the toasted pecans. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use. The cream cheese will stay fresh for up to 1 week.

In a bowl, add strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, orange juice and zest, and honey. Gently fold to combine.

To assemble the bagel:

Spread a thick layer of cream cheese on both halves of a toasted bagel. Top each half with fruit salad and drizzle with extra honey, if desired.

Serve immediately.