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Strawberry Cheesecake Dip
Strawberry Cheesecake Dip PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Sometimes we crave cheesecake but don't have the time to bake one from scratch. Here to save the day: strawberry cheesecake dip. It's the easiest, tastiest way to get your dessert fix.

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Makes 6 to 8 servings
Start to Finish: 15 minutes

Ingredients

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

1¼ cups confectioners' sugar

½ cup sour cream

¾ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Zest of 1 lemon

1 cup strawberry preserves

Graham crackers, as needed for serving

Directions

1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the cream cheese with the confectioners  sugar until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.

2. Add the sour cream, vanilla extract and lemon zest, and mix to combine, 1 minute more.

3. Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl and gently stir in the preserves so they’re swirled throughout.

4. Serve immediately with graham crackers for dipping. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days (bring to room temperature before serving).

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