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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Uses for Cream Cheese

Cream cheese is a form of fresh, un-aged cheese that comes from cows milk. This particular cheese was invented in the United States in the late 1800s and is very popular today, adding texture, delicious taste and richness to all kinds of recipes. There are numerous ways to use this delicious cheese; here are some of the most used.

Bread Spread

Obviously, cream cheese is known as being one of the greatest spreads to put on a bagel, toast, roll, crackers ,and more. Cream cheese is the perfect texture and is often nice and thick, making any bread more delicious.


If you like cheesecake, it is probably due to it's main ingredient; cream cheese. Cream cheese is known for being very thick and rich and adds a wonderful flavor to this ever popular cake.

Cream Cheese Dips

If you are trying to prepare the perfect holiday appetizer or party dip, dont forget the cream cheese. Cream cheese is extremely tasty and goes very well with crackers, vegetables, and almost anything else you can think of. It can be added with other ingredients to make a great fruit dip. Cream cheese also makes a great topping for fruit pizzas.


A standard for many get togethers when are parents were young, the cheeseball is actually time less. It is great for any occasion. And it is so easy to make. Simply take softened cream cheese and mix in cheese of your choice such as cheddar or blue cheese, form into a log, then roll in finely crushed nuts. Chill for a few hours and serve with chips or crackers.

Cream Cheese Icing

Cream Cheese is a perfect addition to frosting, instead of going with sweet, go with the rich flavor and texture of cream cheese.


Cream cheese is a most desired filling in many types of pastries such as croissants and is added to a variety of pastry crusts.

Hot Cheese Melts

Cream cheese is also a great ingredient to add to crab melts and other hot cheese mixtures. You can add it to many tasty ingredients such as salsa, cheese, chili, etc.

If you enjoy the flavor of cream cheese, but seek to lower your fat calories, you should be aware that that there are numerous low fat cream cheeses available and even a couple non- fat cream cheese at your grocer. In addition, if you love the taste of cream cheese, you may want to try the French version of cream cheese- Neufchatel. This cheese is very similar to cream cheese, except that it has ripened and is usually less thick because there are no emulsifiers added.

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