Incredible Cashew Cream Cheese

Incredible Cashew Creme Cheeze

This amazing spread is thick, rich-tasting, and remarkably low in fat compared to dairy-based cream cheese. It is an ideal spread to top toast, crackers, and, of course, bagels.


Place all the ingredients in a blender, and process until smooth. 

Pour the blended mixture into a 1-quarter saucepan. Place the saucepan over medium-high heat, and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. 

After the mixture thickens, reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute longer. Immediately pour the mixture into a 1-cup storage container. Let cool, then cover and chill in the refrigerator.

Pineapple Creme Cheese: 

Drain well ¼ cup pineapple tidbits packed in juice, and stir into the hot mixture. 

Fruited Creme Cheese: 

Stir 1 to 2 tablespoons fruit-sweetened jam or preserves into the hot mixture. 

Herbed Creme Cheese: 

Stir 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes, ¼ teaspoon dried dill weed, ¼ teaspoon well crumbled, dried rose mary, ¼ teaspoon crumbled, dried thyme leaves, and ¼ to ½ teaspoon minced garlic into the hot mixture. 

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  • 1 cup water 
  • 3 tablespoons “raw” (unroasted) cashew butter 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
  • 2½ tablespoons kuzu or cornstarch 
  • 2 teaspoons Red Star® nutritional yeast 
  • ½ heaped teaspoon salt