Helen, As we discussed...there should be plenty of other flavors in there to twang the pallette..the cream cheese is just a little part of it. Here's what I use for filling ABT's:
1 Pint cream cheese.
1 Cup of finely chopped smoked meat ( pork, chicken, turkey works best )
1 Tablespoon Horseradish
1 teaspoon small diced green onion
1 Tablespoon fresh chopped garlic
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice (depends on how much it needs thinning)
Salt & pepper to taste.
Put in a Ziploc bag and cut the corner. I half mine, lay them flat, and use a 3/4 slice of bacon to wrap them all the way around. The taste overall is more uniform and easier to eat than the whole "Popper" type. IMHO.
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