I was planning for a week of family feasting and, while several family and friends volunteered very nice sounding desserts; I wasn’t seeing any gluten-free options.
Then, this recipe showed up in my email from the nice folk at delish.com, and, problem solved!
Dead simple – and fast (once you’ve softened the cream cheese) – to toss together; this was so very good that I made a second batch, because everybody will be wanting some!
•8 oz cream cheese, softened
•1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
•2 tsp cinnamon, divided
•2 tbsp melted butter
•2 tsp sugar
Beat the softened cream cheese together with one teaspoon of the cinnamon and the confectioners’ until creamy.
Whisk the remaining one teaspoon of cinnamon into the melted butter and the sugar in a small bowl.
Pour this over and fold into the whipped cream cheese.
Note: the nice folk at delish said to do this to create “cinnamon sugar swirls” in the dip.
That did not happen for me; but I am more than OK with this fact.
The finished dip is light, quite nice, and of course, gluten-free, so, bonus!
The nice folk at delish recommend Granny Smith apple slices or graham crackers for dipping, but, thanks to my market’s gluten-free section, I can also strongly recommend Walkers gluten-free shortbread cookies.
A dessert well worthy of a holidaze feast; gluten-free or not.