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Smoked Cream Cheese

This smoked cream cheese is delicious as a snack or ingredient in other dishes. Smoking cream cheese gives an incredibly deep flavor.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword smoked cream cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 66kcal

Equipment

  • smoker
  • One 9″ x 9″ disposable aluminum pan

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ½ tablespoons barbecue rub use hickory wood

Other Options - Choose 1 Seasoning Blend ONLY

  • 1 ½ tablespoons taco seasoning use hickory wood
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cinnamon sugar use maple wood
  • 1 ½ tablespoons pumpkin pie spice use maple wood
  • 1 ½ tablespoons apple pie spice use maple wood

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients
  • Prepare your grill or smoker for 200 degrees F.
  • Use your favorite pellets, wood chips or chunks of your choice. We prefer hickory for savory seasonings and maple for sweet.
  • Press cream cheese into seasoning blend of your choice. Try to cover all sides as best you can. Place cream cheese brick inside your foil pan.
  • Place the pan with cream cheese into the smoker, close the lid and smoke for 2 hours.
  • The top splits at around 90 minutes and I like to leave it on for another 20 to 30 minutes to enhance flavor. Any longer and cream cheese dries out too much.
  • Remove from smoker.
  • Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before eating.
  • Serve savory with crackers, rounds of bread, pita chips, or even corn chips and sweet seasonings with vanilla wafers and graham crackers!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 267IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg