52 Ridiculously Easy Cream Cheese Dessert Recipes

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52 Ridiculously Easy Cream Cheese Dessert Recipes | If you like quick desserts that are low carb and low fat, these cream cheese recipes are for you! We've covered the basics -- cream cheese frosting, fruit dip, and cinnamon rolls -- and taken it a step further with this curation of our fav easy bake and no bake dessert recipes. From simple no-bake Oreo and pumpkin cheesecake recipes, to lemon and cream cheese cookies, to chocolate truffles and more, these sweet treats will not disappoint!

Cream cheese, or fromage à la crème, is a popular ingredient in many dessert recipes. Sweet, tangy, and oh so sinful, it’s a soft cheese made from unskimmed milk and cream, that will make your baked dishes really stand out.

Thanks to its smooth texture, it’s easy to whip up, mix in, and spread on treats like cookies, pie crusts, truffles, frostings, cakes, brownies, and of course, cheesecakes. Get ready to make something delicious with this list of 52 easy cream cheese dessert recipes.

3 Tips for Baking with Cream Cheese

Before you start baking with cream cheese, take a look at these 3 baking tips.

Choosing the right brand – When you head to your favorite grocery store or local market, you’ll likely be faced with more than one brand of cream cheese. The popular brand from Philly is always a great choice, but there are many store brand cream cheeses that taste delicious. Depending where you shop, you may find Neufchatel, a French brand similar to the American favorite, but without the cream. Always take the time to read the label and avoid anything with extra ingredients, flavorings, or things you don’t recognize.

Brick vs Tub – Cream cheese is available in two different forms, a traditional brick, and a tub container. At first, you may think there’s no difference between the two, but you’d be wrong. The cream cheese that you find in a tub container is filled with cream cheese that is extremely soft. Unfortunately, that cream cheese isn’t as pure as a cream cheese brick. So, if you’re using cream cheese in your baking recipe, reach for a brick. It may take some extra time to soften, but will help you achieve a softer texture in your baked goods.

Replace the butter – If you’re baking and discover you’re low on butter, there’s no need to worry. Cream cheese makes a great substitute because of its high-fat content, adding a unique flavor twist and increasing the creaminess. It’s also lower in fat and calories. When your cream cheese is too cold, it may be difficult to incorporate it with other ingredients. So warm it in the microwave or on your stovetop. A good rule to follow is a ¾ cup mixture of 50% cream cheese and 50% vegetable oil for every 1 cup of butter that a recipe calls for.

26 Quick and Easy Cream Cheese Dessert Recipes

26 No Bake Cream Cheese Dessert Recipes

Using cream cheese in baking makes anything creamier and delicious. Find your favorite with our list of 52 ridiculously easy cream cheese dessert recipes.

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52 Ridiculously Easy Cream Cheese Dessert Recipes | If you like quick desserts that are low carb and low fat, these cream cheese recipes are for you! We've covered the basics -- cream cheese frosting, fruit dip, and cinnamon rolls -- and taken it a step further with this curation of our fav easy bake and no bake dessert recipes. From simple no-bake Oreo and pumpkin cheesecake recipes, to lemon and cream cheese cookies, to chocolate truffles and more, these sweet treats will not disappoint!

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