Sweet and fragrant apricots turn into a dreamy, slender dessert with cream cheese and whipped topping.
Every Wednesday I stop by a tiny farmers market on my way home from work. There’s only one fruit and vegetable booth, but the vendor always has a nice variety to choose from.
This week’s offerings included very ripe apricots, perfect for a 5 Ingredient Friday super easy dessert recipe.
I picked the softest apricots I could find so they would whip up completely into a brick of softened cream cheese. My little hand mixer does a good job, so I didn’t bother taking out a stand mixer.
After folding in whipped topping and a teaspoon of vanilla, my dessert was ready for a chill in the frig. You could add a few teaspoons of sugar or a packet of stevia if you like, but I found the apricots plenty ripe enough to lightly sweeten the cream cheese. Along with whipped topping the mixture was plenty sweet enough.
The 3o minutes it took before serving was tough to wait out, though you know I did some taste testing just to see if I could spoon my creamy dessert into bowls yet.
I love the color, don’t you? If you have peaches on hand, they’d be delicious in this slender dessert too!
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Enjoy and have a terrific weekend!
Summer Fresh Whipped Apricot and Cream Cheese Dessert
15 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
45 minTotal Time
- 5 large apricots, very ripe, sliced and chopped
- 8 ounces low fat cream cheese
- 8 ounces whipped cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Chop 4 apricots and slice the 5th into 6 slices.
- Whip 4 apricots and room temperature cream cheese until light and fluffy.
- Fold in 6 ounces of whipped topping (reserve 2 ounces for garnish) and vanilla.
- Chill for 30 minutes.
- Spoon into 6 dishes, and serve topped with remaining whipped topping and slices of apricot.
Food energy: 188kcal
Weight Watchers Smart Points 9
Saturated fatty acids: 8.67g
Total fat: 13.22g
Carbohydrate, by difference: 11.13g
Total dietary fiber: 0.58g
Total sugars: 8.01g
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