Zabar’s Cream Cheese Spread can take your bagels to the next level. Zabar’s is located in New York City, it a well-loved deli that locals adore.
You must be wondering what makes this cream cheese extra special? Sure, anyone can open up a package of cream cheese and simply spread it onto a bagel. When you simply spread a cream cheese out of a package you may get a thick hard to spread cheese. Cream cheese spread is something completely different.
Zabar’s cream cheese spread is packed full of flavor and it is light and fluffy. The cream cheese spread that is light and fluffy helps any toppings you want to add taste even better. Sour cream and seasonings are added to this cream cheese spread to make it taste even better.
At Zabar’s you can get their cream cheese spreads in three flavors: plain, scallion, and vegetable. You can easily turn this recipe into the scallion type by adding a couple of tablespoons of sliced scallions to the cream cheese spread.
If you aren’t lucky enough to go to Zabar’s you can still enjoy cream cheese just like they have by using this copycat recipe.
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This came out of a cookbook called New York Cookbook by Molly O’Neal. This features many New York City Restaurant Recipes, as well as many other dishes that are famous in New York City.
Zabar’s Cream Cheese Spread – make your bagels special.
Zabar's in New York City does something extra to their cream cheese spread to make it more spreadable.
- 1 pound cream cheese room temperature
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup chopped Scallion
- Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, salt, and garlic powder in a large bowl and stir until well mixed and smooth. Stir in the scallions. Serve on crackers or toasted bagel rounds. Makes about 4 cups
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