Truffles, torte, PB&J pie & banana pudding: Cream cheese recipes (1985)

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Truffles, torte, PB&J pie & banana pudding: Cream cheese recipes (1985)

Recipes for Philly Pleasures: Truffles, torte, PB&J pie & banana pudding

These luscious new recipes all begin with Philadelphia Brand cream cheese, which actually has half the calories of butter or margarine!

So let the grand finale begin. It’s the taste of pure indulgence, with no regrets.

Granny’s Banana Pudding recipe

1 8-ounce pkg. Philadelphia Brand cream cheese, softened
2-1/4 cups milk
1 3-1/2-oz. pkg. vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
24 vanilla wafers
2 cups banana slices

Combine cream cheese and 1/2 cup milk, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add remaining milk and pudding mix; beat at low speed 1 minute. Layer one-third of pudding mixture, half of wafers and half of bananas in ll/z-quart serving bowl; repeat layers. Top with remaining pudding. Cover surface with wax paper or plastic wrap; chill. Garnish with additional banana slices and wafers.

8 to 10 servings

PB & J Pie recipe

1 8-ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 9-inch prepared chocolate wafer crumb crust
1/2 cup Kraft strawberry preserves
2 cups thawed La Creme whipped topping with real cream

Combine cream cheese and peanut butter, mixing until well blended. Add sugar and milk; mix well. Spoon cream cheese mixture into crust; chill. Spread with preserves; top with whipped topping.

6 to 8 servings

Sweet Dream Torte recipe

1 8-ounce pkg. Philadelphia Brand cream cheese, softened
1-1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1-ounce square unsweetened chocolate, melted
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 10-3/4-oz. frozen pound cake, thawed

Combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla, mixing until well blended. Blend in chocolate. Beat cream until soft peaks form; gradually add remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Split cake into three layers. Spread each layer with cream cheese mixture; stack. Frost sides with cream cheese mixture. Chill.

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8 to 10 servings

Tempt-Me Truffles recipe

Powdered sugar
1 8-ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened
5 1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
Chopped toasted almonds

Gradually add 4 cups powdered sugar to cream cheese, mixing well after each addition. Add chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Chill several hours. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in almonds, cocoa or additional powdered sugar. Chill.

Makes 4 dozen truffles


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