I love recipes that look fancy but really are simple. This blackberry cream cheese spread is just that - quick and delicious! It makes a great hostess gift whether you're attending a holiday brunch, or wine soiree with a few girlfriends. As an appetizer, this blackberry cream cheese spread is amazingly good. Serve it on crostini or crackers with a glass of red zinfandel, or even french toast for breakfast. It’s a super fast appetizer! Set some honey nearby and let guests drizzle a little honey on top for some extra sweetness. It looks so elegant, but takes only minutes.
If blackberries aren’t your favourite, substitute raspberries instead and add an extra tablespoon of sugar to offset the tartness of the berries.
Blackberry Cream Cheese Spread
- 2 (8 oz) blocks of cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup sugar
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 pint fresh blackberries
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip the cream cheese until soft and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla, sugar and lemon zest.
- Remove the bowl and gently fold in the blackberries gently. Store in mason jars for 1-2 weeks.