Kiwifruit Cheesecake Ginger Bites

Effortless home entertaining? Guilt-free dessert for yourself? Why not both? The nutrient-packed tang of kiwifruit softened with the flavor of sweet, creamy cheesecake atop a crispy gingersnap is irresistible to all— no matter what the occasion. Try these ginger bites for a bridal shower, birthday party, Mother’s Day, Thursday, laundry day…any day!

Ingredients

3 kiwifruit
1 8-oz. pkg. reduced fat cream cheese
6 Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. lime or lemon zest
½ tsp. vanilla extract
30 ginger snap cookies

Directions

Peel kiwifruit and cut in half lengthwise. Cut each half into five even slices for a total of 30 pieces. Mix cream cheese, sugar, zest and vanilla in small bowl; stir until smooth. Place mixture into small, self-sealing plastic bag. Cut one corner from bottom of bag and squeeze mixture onto flat side of each cookie. Top each bite with a kiwifruit slice.

Yield

Serves 15

Visit www.zesprikiwi.com/recipes for full recipe and nutrition information for this and other dishes using kiwifruit.