VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup strawberry jam or preserves of your choice
- In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, butter and lemon juice until smooth. Use for Braided Coffee Cake or Coffee Cake Ring. Refer to each coffee cake recipe for directions on adding jam. Yield: about 3/4 cup.
Originally published as Fruity Cream Cheese Filling in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p60