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blackberry cream cheese spread

★★★★★ 2
Kitchen Crew
By Kitchen Crew

We love recipes that look fancy but are really simple. This blackberry cream cheese spread is just that - impressive to look at, but quick and delicious! Great as an appetizer or hostess gift, serve it on crostini or crackers with a glass of red zinfandel, or even french toast for breakfast. Set some honey nearby and let family or guests drizzle a little honey on top for some extra sweetness.

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 blackberries add a nice flavor and color. We loved this spread on toast, but it is very versatile. Smear it on warm pancakes, biscuits, bagels or a croissant. As a bonus, it can easily be made ahead and set out on a breakfast table for everyone to enjoy. Super yummy!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
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
  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • zest
    of 1 lemon
  • 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, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla, sugar, and lemon zest.
  • Blackberries and cream cheese folded together.
    Remove the bowl and gently fold in the blackberries. You can crush a few to help the spread take on a delightful purple color.
  • Mason jar with blackberry cream cheese.
    Transfer spread to mason jars and store in the fridge for up to 1-2 weeks.