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Orange Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

"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. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel


  • 1. In a bowl, beat all ingredients until smooth. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 84 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Orange Cream Cheese Spread

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Joscy 40386
Reviewed May. 14, 2014

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

ConnieK 121442
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!"

Bluetwinkie 99489
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

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

bluebowtye 91455
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!"

KKillough 35593
Reviewed May. 5, 2009

"Was delicious on pumpkin cranberry walnut bread!"

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