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Cherry Cream Cheese

May/June 2010

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Delicious, I recommend using a blender on low for a few seconds to mix thoroughly. Also, I added more chopped cherries rather than sugar. "
Cherry Cream Cheese Recipe

Makes: 2/3 cup

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

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Ingredients

  • 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

  1. Combine cream cheese, cherries, sugar and allspice in a small bowl.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition

Per 2-tablespoon serving: 65 calories; 5 g fat (3 g sat, 1 g mono); 17 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 0 g fiber; 76 mg sodium; 52 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Type of Dish
Sauce/Condiment, sweet
Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
Ethnic/Regional
American
Meal/Course
Breakfast
Brunch
Snack
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Servings
6
Publication
May/June 2010

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