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Can I use cream cheese in a sauce?

I made a white sauce with butter flour and milk, intending to add cheddar for a cheese sauce. Then I realized I'd run out the day before. Could I have used Philadelphia cream cheese instead? I'm in ...
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Are baked recipes containing cream cheese safe at room temp?

We had a potluck thing today at work, and one of the employees made bars with cream cheese in them: https://tornadoughalli.com/peanut-butter-cup-cheesecake-bars/ I learned that they were NOT ...
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Homemade cream cheese

I like to make no bake cheese cake when I checked few blogs and I got to know that cream cheese is important for this but I don't have cream cheese in the nearby shops. When I further started ...
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Is it possible to get American-style cream cheese in the UK?

As far as I can tell, the "cream cheese" in UK supermarkets isn't much at all like the foil-wrapped cream cheese blocks I remember from my youth in the U.S. (not even the ones sold under the ...
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What N+ stands for in French and Dutch descriptions of a spread / cream cheese?

I have a Polish spread cheese that is also marketed for Dutch and French markets and thus has descriptions in three languages. Polish and French or Dutch names differs by number used in it. Polish ...
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In a cheesecake, what’s the purpose of creaming the cream cheese and sugar?

I did a cheesecake following this recipe (first time). I didn’t know I had to use cream cheese at room temperature, so I took it directly from the fridge, and also I don’t have an electric mixer. So ...
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Shelf life of refrigerated cream cheese - unclear best before date

I have an unopened package of cream cheese (store brand: Hy-Top) and the date has no year on it. It shows: -NOV 27 135J 01:20 02P2 I don't think I've had it longer than maybe 6 months but I ...
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Does Boursin cheese always contain garlic?

Does French Boursin cheese always contain garlic?
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Buttermilk / Cream Cheese glaze – food safety

I am baking some cinnamon rolls for a party. The glaze consists of cream cheese, powdered sugar and buttermilk. Since the party will be held outside, I am a bit worried about food safety here. What ...
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Using cream cheese instead of cheddar in a grilled cheese sandwich

If I want to make a grilled cheese sandwich with cream cheese instead of cheddar, can I get it melted like cheddar?
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How to keep cream cheese for a long time?

I discovered that I can buy cream cheese at 1/4 the price per pound, but only if I buy it as a solid 10 cm x 10 cm x 40 cm brick. Assuming I only eat 1/10th of this brick per week, is there any way I ...
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Cream Cheese vs Yogurt Cheese: what / how much difference does the bacteria make?

This recipe for homemade cream cheese looks extremely similar to making yogurt and then straining it. In fact, the final step for culturing the milk goes: After 12 to 18 hours, the cheese should ...
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How do I rapidly soften cream cheese?

I need to soften some cream cheese to room temperature. I forgot to take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator and don't want to offset my bake start time letting it sit. Is there a way to quickly ...
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Will lowfat cream cheese keep filling from setting?

I made a cream pie filling out of 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 1 block cream cheese and 1 large cool whip. While it tasted fantastic, it did not set. I did use lowfat cream cheese and wonder if ...
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How long can cream cheese frosting be safely stored in the fridge? [duplicate]

I made a cream cheese frosting a while ago. I didn't use all the frosting, so I put the rest (quite a lot actually) in the fridge with the intent to freeze it by the weekend if I hadn't used it. ...
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Is it possible to freeze Eggplant Parmesan? If so, better to freeze before or after baking?

I made a delicious eggplant parmesan dish last night and now my wife wants to repeat it and then freeze it for another occasion. What's the best advice for freezing it? Is it better to freeze it ...
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Liquid Pockets in Cream Cheese

I have a maybe (3 lb?) block of Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese. I just cut into it for the third time and noticed several pockets of what appear to be to be water in the middle of the cheese. I've ...
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Can I use yogurt cheese in cheesecake by substituting the cream cheese?

It is very hard to find cream cheese or mascarpone where I live in India, so I just wanted to know whether I can make a cheesecake with yogurt cheese or not?
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what is the correct consistency for cream cheese frosting

I'm having an issue making decent cream cheese frosting. I have a recipe that says to use: 1 pound (450g) cream cheese, at room temperature 4 oz (110g) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2-3 ...
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Making cream cheese from raw, non-homogenized milk, what to do with the cream?

Of all the recipes I've seen for cream cheese from raw milk, I haven't seen any mention of whether to skim some of the cream, shake it in or something else. My initial guess is to leave the cream and ...
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I am looking for a vegan substitute for cream cheese for use in a white chocolate/cream cheese icing

I tried one recipe with silken tofu, but it didn't set enough and just ran off the carrot cake.
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Salmon patties with cream cheese?

So, I have this jarred salmon here, caught up in Montana in 2010 I believe, cooked (not sure how) and sealed in a mason jar since. I opened the jar yesterday and tried a bit of the salmon on saltines. ...
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How long can savory cream cheese dishes last?

I made this recipe here and have some of the black bean, onion, cream cheese mixture left. My question is .. how long will this last? For some reason, the thought of heating down the cream cheese to ...
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Can I use mascarpone as a substitute for cream cheese?

Is it possible to use Mascarpone in place of cream cheese in cookie recipes? If so, is it an equal amount substitution? For ex: if the recipe calls for 8 oz. of cream cheese, can 8 oz. of mascarpone ...
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Cream cheese cupcake icing too sour

How can I cut out the sour taste a bit and make it sweeter? Overall the icing tastes good, I'd just like to tweak it a bit. The recipe I used contains: 2 8-oz packages cream cheese, at room ...
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How to make a non-salty cheesecake?

There are lots of American cheese cake recipes which call for cream cheese. And I don't know about cream cheese in the USA, but in Europe, cream cheese is salted. It may be not as salty as, say, feta, ...
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Can I use cottage cheese instead of cream cheese when making a cheesecake?

If I can, would there be any difference in the measurements? For example if the recipe calls for 8 ounces of cream cheese, would it be the same amount of cottage?
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Storing Cream Cheese Icing

What's the best way to store cream cheese icing to make it last as long as possible? How long will it be good for? The icing is made up of 1/2 cup of butter 1 cup cream cheese 3 cups icing sugar