How To Soften Cream Cheese Recipe

Soften cream cheese with this simple instruction! Get cream cheese to room temperature quickly with these three methods!


-1 8-ounce brick-style cream cheese


Complete block softening: Remove cream cheese from refrigerator and let it rest on counter for 1–1:30 hours.

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Cube cream cheese into 12–15 little pieces after opening the packaging. Let cubed cream cheese rest at room temperature for 20–30 minutes.

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WARMWATER Add the sealed cream cheese box to a dish of warm water for 10–15 minutes. Opened cream cheese should be placed in a ziplock bag and sealed before adding to heated water.

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IN MICROWAVE Unwrap the cream cheese and set it on a microwave-safe platter.

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IN MICROWAVE Put the cream cheese dish in the microwave for 5 seconds at a time, turning it. This should take 15–25 seconds, microwave-dependent.

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Also see Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe