This is a delicious strawberry spread for bagels. It sure beats store bought spread!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a blender or food processor, combine the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and strawberries. Pulse until smooth and well blended. Use immediately, or refrigerate until needed.

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Nutrition Facts

112 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 4.2g; fat 9.8g; cholesterol 30.8mg; sodium 83.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (45)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2012
I used reduced fat cream cheese and added a touch of pure vanilla extract. EXCELLENT spread. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2009
This didn't turn out well for me -- it was way too runny even after refrigeration overnight and immediate serving. I will try this again sometime -- I really want it to work and maybe with better strawberries (mine were the washed-out winter grocery store berries) the results will be different. Read More
(6)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2012
I used reduced fat cream cheese and added a touch of pure vanilla extract. EXCELLENT spread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2011
Wow! I'm pleasantly suprised at how good this is - it's so incredibly easy with so few ingredients! I cut the recipe in half and added the confectioners' sugar to taste. I processed half the strawberries and chopped a few folding them into the cream cheese mixture as I like them "chunky". This was so good over top fresh bagels and as a fruit dip. I'm sure I'll find many for uses for this - definitely better than store bought. Read More
(68)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2007
Great for dipping fruit! although I found myself without confectioners sugar, so I just blended normal granulated sugar and strawberries first to let the sugar dissolve. Then I added the cream cheese. spread turned out nice and smooth. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2010
This turned out great and Hubs will love it on his morning bagel. To help guard against the runniness some have noted I used less strawberries and left them a little chunky rather than processing them. I also added less sugar wihich causes fruit to release its juices. Half a recipe was more than enough for the two of us and easy to whip up again quickly if we want more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2006
Really tasty! much better then store bought! Fresh stawberries tasted delicious! I used electric mixer instead of blender. Will use again! Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2007
Good but a little too sweet. If I were to make it again I would leave the strawberries a bit chunkier - just personal preference. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2010
I'm a college student without many fancy kitchen supplies and I just whipped up a bowl of this spread really quikly. I actually finely chopped/diced my strawberries and then added the cubes of softened cream cheese and powdered sugar to the strawberries. Then I stirred for 1-2 minutes on high (aka using some arm muscle strength!). This will be perfect on my bagel before class in the morning. Good recipe that can even be made by dorm cooks! P.S. Mine isn't soupy like many others have said- yay! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2011
I used seedless strawberry jam (1/2 cup for a block of cream cheese) instead of fresh strawberries. You can add a drop or two of red food coloring to make it look better; it will be almost tan colored if you use jam. Every kid loves this stuff! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2006
I thought this was far better than what you buy in the tub at the grocery store. I shaped it into a heart for a lingerie shower and served it with vanilla wafers and chocolate wafer cookies. Very good! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2009
This didn't turn out well for me -- it was way too runny even after refrigeration overnight and immediate serving. I will try this again sometime -- I really want it to work and maybe with better strawberries (mine were the washed-out winter grocery store berries) the results will be different. Read More
(6)
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