cream cheese


Definition of cream cheese 

: a mild soft unripened cheese made from whole sweet milk enriched with cream

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Spread cream cheese evenly over bottom of pie shell. Lisa Ludwinski, WSJ, "Pies That Bind: Thanksgiving Recipes From the Heartland," 15 Nov. 2018 Using an electric mixer,beat cream cheese on medium until very smooth. Woman's Day Test Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Thanksgiving Cake," 24 Oct. 2018 Make the cheesecake topping: Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Black-Bottom Brownies," 21 Sep. 2018 Combine the cheddar cheeses, cream cheese and bell pepper mixture in a large bowl. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Grilled Peach Toast with Pimiento Cheese," 30 May 2018 The cream cheese is produced in-house, of course, and Pastry Chef James Arena even makes the crackers by hand. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How Two Manolo Blahnik Executives Became Award-Winning Dairy Farmers," 26 June 2017 Salmon and cream cheese bagel at Bob's Bake Shop in Paris. Charles Passy, WSJ, "In Search of a New York Bagel in Europe," 24 Nov. 2018 Pipe cream cheese frosting into desired design on cake. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Celebrate Fourth of July with these Louisville chef throwback recipes," 2 July 2018 If the ectoplasmic color is still too much of a turn-off, Disney offers other Halloween churros, including a pumpkin spice one with cream cheese frosting, and a Maleficent churro with marshmallow dip. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "QUIZ: Could You Eat Your Way Through All of Disney's Halloween Treats?," 1 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of cream cheese

1583, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cream cheese

: a soft white cheese made from milk and cream

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Kids Definition of cream cheese

: a soft white cheese made from whole milk enriched with cream

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