This is the cheese filling I use for several different sweet breads and it tastes like cheesecake. Everyone loves it. Can be used to fill kolachkes, braids or even dropped in the center of chocolate cupcakes -- yummy but loaded with calories.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1.5 pounds
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Refrigerate before using to fill pastries prior to baking them.

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Nutrition Facts

100 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 8.9g; fat 6.7g; cholesterol 29.1mg; sodium 55.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (71)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2010
Great stuff! I used this to fill dark chocolate cup cakes! Mix in chocolate chips and it's great to swirl into brownies for cheesecake brownies. You can even add it to muffins! The possibilities are endless.... Read More
(67)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2016
The filling was good on its own but I dolloped it onto some danishes and it overpowered them. Read More
90 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 78
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2010
Great stuff! I used this to fill dark chocolate cup cakes! Mix in chocolate chips and it's great to swirl into brownies for cheesecake brownies. You can even add it to muffins! The possibilities are endless.... Read More
(67)
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2004
Very tasty. I put it in devils food cake cupcakes. I wasn't sure if I had to add it to the middle of the cake batter or just drop it on top, so I did both. The stuff on top sunk to the middle & it worked great. Very easy! Read More
(44)
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
I had lost my grandmother's recipe for a similar filling from what I remember this seems very close to her's. I am using it to make kolacky for Easter. By the way kolacky is spelled the way I wrote it. I still have my family recipe for that from Poland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2011
EXCELLENT! I used this recipe to spread on the dough of "Sweet Dinner Rolls". They were the best ever! UPDATE--This is the filling I used for the Pull-Apart Easter Blossom Bread. So Yummy!! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2007
This is great for pastries and just to dip fruit in. Also great spread on cinnamon graham crackers! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Oh thank you Audrey! I've been searching for a cream cheese filling recipe since I had some fabulous cream cheese hamantashen in Pittsburgh now I can make some at home!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2010
Awesome! Taste just like cheese danish filling! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2007
Very versatile and yummy! I do reduce the total amount of sugar by 1/4 a cup in the original recipe though. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
just as the recipe claims this is a very versatile filling. I use it any time I have left-over cream cheese in the fridge. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2016
The filling was good on its own but I dolloped it onto some danishes and it overpowered them. Read More
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