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With only a few simple ingredients, you can create a delicious cherry spread for bagels and toast!
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 8 servings


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries chopped


  • Mix the cream cheese, almond extract, milk and cherry juice with an electric mixer until well combined and fluffy.
  • Gently fold in the maraschino cherries and serve as a spread on bagels or toast. This will stay good in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.

The original recipe called for 2 Tbsp milk and I changed that to 1 Tbsp milk/1 Tbsp cherry juice because I like the cherry flavor - you can adjust this however you'd like to get the desired flavor.