Cherry Cream Cheese

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine May/June 2010

Make your own flavored cream cheese by stirring in fresh, in-season cherries. We like the flavor of black cherries, but any kind will work. Spread this on your morning bagel or sandwich it between graham crackers for a cherry cheesecake-inspired snack.

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  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pitted fresh cherries or thawed and drained frozen cherries
  • 11/2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • Pinch of ground allspice

Preparation

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  1. Combine cream cheese, cherries, sugar and allspice in a small bowl.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 65 calories; 5 g fat(3 g sat); 0 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 17 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 196 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 28 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 76 mg sodium; 52 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1 fat

Reviews 2

May 19, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious, I recommend using a blender on low for a few seconds to mix thoroughly. Also, I added more chopped cherries rather than sugar.
May 02, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Very easy, great flavor and not too sweet. I measured 1/4 cup cherries, then added a few more to make it a little more dense on the fruit. Plan to try other fruit as well!!