Holiday Appetizers: Vegan Cream Cheese Spread

December 26, 2014

The holidays are in full swing, which means plenty of parties and events to attend. While it is not quite easy maintaining a vegan diet during the holidays, I always make sure to bring something yummy (and vegan!) to any soiree I may attend. I absolutely love this spread, and love it even more when I have leftovers and can have it on cinnamon toast for breakfast.

Holiday Appetizers: Vegan Cream Cheese Spread

Vegan Cream Cheese Spread


1 tub of vegan cream cheese (I like Tofutti)

3 tablespoons honey* or agave

½ cup chopped pecans

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp ground ginger

3 tablespoons dried cranberries

Crusty baguette cut into ½” slices

Olive oil for brushing



1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

2. In a food processor, blend cream cheese and honey on a low speed until smooth.

3. Brush slices of baguette with olive oil and bake until golden brown and toasty.

4. In a small bowl, mix blended cream cheese mixture with spices and fold in pecans and dried cranberries.

5. Serve in a pretty bowl with warm baguettes slices


* Don’t eat honey? Just use agave! It will be just as tasty.

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Photo: Karina Alexander

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