Friday, November 12, 2010

Homemade Cream Cheese Spread

I love cream cheese. I love the flavored spreads too - but I don't love how you pay $2+ for a tiny little tub of it. I'm one who likes a thick layer on my bagels - so those tubs don't last me very long. It occurred to me the other day...why don't I just make some!? So I did.

I softened an 8 oz pkg of regular cream cheese, which I got on sale for $1. Then I blended in about 4oz of pureed strawberries and about 1/4 to 1/3 cup powdered sugar. That's it! It tasted almost exactly like what you buy in the store! And keeps in the fridge in a Tupperware forever. It also stays spreadable.

Love it. I'm never buying it again. Now I just have to figure out how to do the "weird" ones (as my husband would say) vegetable and such.

You could substitute any pureed fruit of your choice in the above recipe, just adjust the powdered sugar to your liking and depending on the tartness of the fruit. Have fun!

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