Hi all! I’m making this delicious dessert for a little event called Healthy Holidays by the lovely blogger Carly of Createlive. A few of us got together and created a few lighted up holiday dishes. Come check us out!
When I think of Thanksgiving I don’t think of turkey, or yams or even fresh baked bread. I think of dessert! Growing up there were a million different desserts. Every pie you could think of, cookies, brownies, jello molds (don’t judge, I grew up in the mid-west) and of course, cheesecake. The cheesecakes I always grew up with soft and creamy and never heavy and dense like you see in New York. This was probably because they were Jello No-Bake but I still loved them
The cheesecakes of my past where a definite inspiration for this dip. If you are hosting dinner you need a quick dessert and this will totally fit the bill! You can put this dessert together in under 20 minutes and can even be made the night before. Over the summer I made cheesecake stuffed strawberries that I thought were the most simple cheesecake dish ever. I was wrong. This is even easier!
Creamy Cheesecake Dip
8 ounces neufchatel cheese (low fat cream cheese)
3 tablespoons buttermilk
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon orange zest
1-2 teaspoons vanilla paste (vanilla extract can be substituted)
Source: Nutmeg Nanny
Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
Cut up fruit and graham crackers can be used to dip.
Remember to check out the rest of the delicious recipes at Createlive!