Raspberry Almond Cream
Raspberry Almond Cream is a rich combination of organic raspberry jam with cream cheese butter and other dairy goodness. It is flavored by the ripe fruit rather than sugar so that it is great on a butter cracker, scone or as a fruit tip. This is like a growup “schemer” but with more ingredients and flavor.
Raspberries have always been my favorite fruit because they were always such a delicate and rare treat. I love anything raspberry but especially when it is used as a filling for cakes from the Italian bakery in Philadephia. When I was a child you only got raspberries in the summer and in limited quantities. (This was before they could economically ship ripe fruit year-round from Mexico and South America.)
There was one fourth of July in my sixth grade that was filled with Raspberry abundance. We had neighbors who were going out of town for two weeks and told us to help ourselves to their raspberry patch. We had no idea what a great garden they had. The day before the 4th we helped our mom pick raspberries. We were astonished that we picked a full gallon of beautiful magenta colored berries (even after eating handfuls before getting home.) It was enough for mom to make a raspberry cobbler for our family of 6. To this day my siblings and I still believe it was the best cobbler ever.
So when it came to making a sweet cheeza, I had to make a raspberry cream for myself and fellow berry lovers. This cream is made with quality organic raspberry jam and can be a sweet start for the day or a spoonful of indulgence before going to bed.
How to use Raspberry Almond Sweet Cheeza
- Top any breakfast bread – toast, bagel, English muffin, blueberry muffins, biscuits, croissants, scones, etc.
- Put it on hot pancakes, waffles, crepes so that it melts and forms a sweet buttery topping.
- Serve with fruit as a dipping sauce.
- Serve with cookies (we like the butter-sugar cookies) to dip with.
- Put a tablespoon on top of cut fruit.
- Put as an icing before serving angel food cake, pound, or bundt cakes.
- For Entertaining – Use it on a cheese tray or charcuterie platter.
- For one bite dessert, get a spoonful and enjoy.