This is absolutely delicious on bagels! Boiled cider is an ingredient that can be bought online from King Arthur Flour.  But I occasionally make my own by boiling apple cider down to half or less.  That can take a few hours.  It basically becomes a syrup that has many uses, such as pouring on oatmeal or pancakes and sweetening apple pie or sauteed apples.  I suppose it would be a quicker substitute to boil down apple juice concentrate.  I have only used apple cider and apple juice not from concentrate though.

  • 1 1/2 cups cream cheese; low-fat is fine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons boiled cider


  1. Beat the cream cheese until it’s light and airy.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and beat until well incorporated.
  3. Serve with toast, pita chips, apple slices, or whatever inspires you!
  4. Yield: about 2 cups. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. 


Cinnamon Cider Spread

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