I’ve had this recipe forever, but I still love it. It is a version of the herbed cream cheese spread sold under the brand name Boursin (pronounced boor ZAN) Make it for a lot less than the high price at the grocery store. I love it for the holidays or any party. If there’s any leftover it is great added to chicken or to beef stroganoff. Click on the label “Boursin” below this post for recipes that use it.
Boursin Spread (Makes approximately 8 oz.)
Leave an 8 ounce package of cream cheese (regular or reduced fat) out of the fridge to soften. Mix in 4 Tablespoons of softened butter, 4 teaspoons of heavy cream, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (not garlic salt), and 1/8 teaspoon each of:
oregano, thyme, marjoram, dill, and basil. Mix well until all herbs are evenly distributed in the cream cheese.
Use a clean empty tuna can with both top and bottom removed. Put it on top of a layer of plastic wrap & then put plastic wrap over the can with plenty of extra plastic wrap on all sides. Put the boursin mixture into the can & on top of the top layer of plastic. Push the cream cheese into the can to take the shape of the can. Remove the boursin from the mold & press coarsely cracked pepper onto all sides, top, and bottom.
Wrap the boursin well in plastic wrap & refrigerate up to a week until needed. It can also be frozen if you like. Serve with good crackers.
To make the cracked pepper, you can put peppercorns in a bag and pound with a mallet or food can.
I love this stuff. It’s so full of flavor. Great for a New Year’s Eve party too.