Berry Cream Cheese

Being lactose intolerant hasn’t been too hard for me. Luckily, I can handle goat and sheep milk products. One thing I really really miss is a warm bagel with strawberry cream cheese. Honestly, cream cheese is my nemesis. It’s the one dairy product I cannot handle. Another lucky fact is that I really enjoy the flavor of the Tofutti cream cheese. Hubby enjoys it too! I honestly don’t believe why I didn’t think to make this Berry Cream Cheese before. It’s so freaking tasty!

You could use some store bought all-fruit jam if you don’t want to make your own. But if you have a few minutes, it’s really worth the effort. It’s really so simple. Mix jam with cream cheese, and VOILA! Berry cream cheese ready to be spread on your favorite bagel or toast. And obviously, to make things better, it’s PINK! Such a pretty color to help raise breast cancer awareness!

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Berry Cream Cheese


For the jam:
1 cups ripe raspberries
1/3 cup ripe strawberries, stems removed
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp corn starch

For the cream cheese:
6 Tbsp cream cheese
¼ cup jam, preferably homemade


To make the jam:
Combine all ingredients in a non-reactive pan. Boil on low for at least 45 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature and then store in the fridge. Yields ¼ cup of jam.

To make the berry cream cheese:
Simply whip together the cream cheese and jam. Serve on toasted bagels. Store berry cream cheese in fridge.

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5 Responses to “Banana Bread”

  1. #
    birdutmasali — November 27, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    ı lıke banana bread
    very goog !

  2. #
    Amanda — November 28, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Any special tips for freezing your bread & muffins? I really would like to stock up our freezer with some yummy things like that.

  3. #
    Jen — November 28, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Hey Amanda – I usually wrap the bread/muffins individually with saran wrap. Then I put them into a large Ziplock bag and throw them into the freezer.

  4. #
    Ingrid — November 29, 2009 at 5:31 am

    I’m with you on your Black Friday traditions. I do NOT like pushing, shoving, rude crowds but LOVE delish foods like this banana bread! Thanks for sharing!

  5. #
    Sarah — April 19, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    This bread came out great. I substituted I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter for the shortening and used whole wheat flour instead of regular. The bread came out moist and flavorful, with a perfect thick crust on the top. I’m keeping this as my go-to banana bread recipe.

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