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Schmear Master Recipe


8 ounces full-fat cream cheese, softened

2 tbsp sour cream or crème fraiche

½ tsp fresh lemon juice


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the cream cheese, sour
    cream, and lemon juice, increasing the speed as the ingredients combine, until fluffy, lightened, and spreadable, just 1 to 2 minutes. Alternatively, use a medium mixing bowl and a stiff spoon to
    combine and then stir and whip vigorously to aerate and lighten the mixture.
  2. Pack the schmear into a ramekin or two, cover, and chill until ready to serve. It will keep for 1 week in the refrigerator.
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