blackberry cream cheese spread

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Olivia Russell
from New Providence

I love recipes that look fancy but really are simple. This blackberry cream cheese spread is just that - quick and delicious! It makes a great hostess gift whether you're attending a holiday brunch or wine soiree with a few girlfriends. As an appetizer, this blackberry cream cheese spread is amazingly good. Serve it on crostini or crackers with a glass of red zinfandel, or even french toast for breakfast. It’s a super fast appetizer! Set some honey nearby and let guests drizzle a little honey on top for some extra sweetness. It looks so elegant but takes only minutes.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is easy to prepare but will impress your family and friends. It has citrus undertones from the lemon zest and is slightly sweet. The berries add a nice blackberry flavor and color. We loved this spread on toast, but it is very versatile. Smear it on warm pancakes, biscuits, bagels or a croissant. And, it can easily be made ahead and set out on a breakfast table for everyone to enjoy. Super yummy!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 12
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For blackberry cream cheese spread

  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/8 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1
    lemon zest, grated
  • 1/2 pt

How To Make blackberry cream cheese spread

  • Cream cheese whipped in a mixing bowl.
    In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip the cream cheese until soft and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla, sugar and lemon zest.
  • Crushed blackberries in a mixing bowl.
    Slightly crush some of the blackberries to create a little sauce. Doing this will give the cream cheese a delightful purple colour.
  • Blackberries and cream cheese folded together.
    Remove the bowl and gently fold in the blackberries.
  • Mason jar with blackberry cream cheese.
    Store in mason jars for 1-2 weeks.