Fresh Thinking: Cream Cheese

Add texture and tang to your bakery’s menu with cream cheese.

Fresh Thinking Cream Cheese

Jam Packed

Blueberry Jam Cream Cheese Bars: Pulse oats into bar batter. Press half of the batter into baking pan, top with blueberry jam, and layer other half of batter on top. Cover bars with dollops of mixture made of cream cheese, sugar and vanilla.

Drink It Up

Chocolate Beer Cheesecake: Mix melted dark chocolate with stout beer. Mix cream cheese, sugar and eggs until smooth, then beat in chocolate-beer blend. Mix in flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder and salt, then pour batter into standard cheesecake crust and bake.

Piece of My Heart

Strawberry Cream Cheese Puff Pastries: Cut puff pastry sheets using a 3-inch heart-shaped cutter. Using a 2-inch heart-shaped cutter, remove the centers from half the hearts. Stack removed centers on remaining larger hearts. Bake pastries, then pipe cream cheese and strawberry filling into the center of each.

Wake Up Sweet

Carrot Cake Waffles with Cream Cheese Icing: Whisk ground, toasted pecans, cinnamon and ginger into waffle mix. Separately, mix wet ingredients and stir in sweetened shredded coconut and shredded carrots. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, and cook waffles. Make icing with cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and salt. Spread icing over waffles and dust with cinnamon.