Orange Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

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"Here's a smooth fluffy spread that couldn't be easier to make—it has only four ingredients," reports Lois Gelzer of Standish, Maine. "Try it as a topper on oven-fresh muffins or pumpkin bread. It lends a zingy orange taste to toast and bagels at breakfast, too."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2 tablespoons) equals 84 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, beat all ingredients until smooth. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Orange Cream Cheese Spread in Light & Tasty February/March 2002, p49

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2 tablespoons) equals 84 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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Reviewed May. 14, 2014

"Excellent flavor! Also wonderful on Pumpkin Bread, to say the least."

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"This spread is excellent! Great on chocolate chip bagels and blueberry bagels. A keeper for sure, will be making this a lot in the future (especially since it is so easy to make). Thanks for sharing, Lois!"

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Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"This was pretty good. I added some orange extract since I didn't think it had enough orange flavor."

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"This is so good and very easy to make. My husband loves it on bagels. I like the fact it is much heathier than store bought spreads. I have made it many times!"

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Reviewed May. 5, 2009

"Was delicious on pumpkin cranberry walnut bread!"

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