DESSERT

Cheesecake Fruit Salad Recipe

Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Cheesecake Fruit Salad is a delightful and refreshing dessert that combines the creamy richness of cheesecake with the freshness of seasonal fruits. Here’s a simple recipe to prepare it:

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup whipped cream or whipped topping
  • Assorted fresh fruits (such as strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, grapes, pineapple, etc.), washed, peeled, and chopped as needed
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon lemon juice (to prevent fruits from browning)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Fruits:
    • Wash, peel, and chop the fruits as needed. If you’re using fruits that tend to brown quickly (like apples or bananas), you can toss them with a bit of lemon juice to prevent browning. Drain excess juice if necessary and set aside.

  1. Prepare the Cheesecake Mixture:
    • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth using a hand mixer or stand mixer.
    • Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract to the cream cheese and continue beating until well combined and smooth.
    • Mix in the sour cream until fully incorporated.
    • Gently fold in the whipped cream or whipped topping until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  2. Combine Fruits and Cheesecake Mixture:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped fruits.
    • Pour the cheesecake mixture over the fruits.
    • Gently fold the cheesecake mixture into the fruits until they are evenly coated.
  3. Chill and Serve:
    • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or transfer the salad to an airtight container.
    • Refrigerate the cheesecake fruit salad for at least 1 hour to chill and allow the flavors to meld.
    • Before serving, give the salad a gentle stir.
    • Optionally, garnish with additional whipped cream and fresh fruit slices before serving.
  4. Enjoy:
    • Serve the cheesecake fruit salad chilled as a refreshing dessert or snack.

Additional Tips:

  • Feel free to customize the fruits according to your preference or what’s in season.
  • Adjust the sweetness of the salad by adding more or less powdered sugar, depending on your taste.
  • You can also add extras like mini marshmallows, shredded coconut, or nuts for added texture and flavor.
  • This salad is best enjoyed fresh but can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

 

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