Recipe courtesy of Daniel Richardson

"Carrot Cake" Cream Cheese

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup shredded carrots

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup currants or raisins

3 tablespoons orange juice

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

2 cups softened cream cheese

Waffles, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Combine the carrots, walnuts, brown sugar, raisins, orange juice, oil, granulated sugar, cinnamon and cloves in a bowl and mix. Spread out into a 6-by-6-inch cake pan or a pan of similar size. Bake for 15 minutes. Rotate, stir and then cook for an additional 15 minutes. Let completely cool, and then fully combine with the cream cheese. Refrigerate and use when ready. Spread on your favorite waffle recipe.