Cherry Cream Cheese

Cherry Cream Cheese

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.

From EatingWell: May/June 2010
Yield: 2/3 cup
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 4 ounces (1/2 cup) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
  2. 1/4 cup chopped pitted fresh cherries or thawed and drained frozen cherries
  3. 11/2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar
  4. Pinch of ground allspice

Preparation

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

Tips & Notes

Nutrition

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

Nutrition Bonus:

0 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 fat