Originally Posted by Kitagrl
Edna I think some of those cream cheese filled turnovers you buy at bakeries actually use a cream cheese flavored filling out of a sleeve, which is safe at room temp.
I know you can keep eggs and butter out overnight but I didn't think you could leave cream cheese out that long. I would think that the sugar in a cheesecake would preserve the cream cheese enough to keep it from being too harmful but.... I wouldn't risk it either. I don't leave cream cheese icing out at room temp very long either. I'm really picky when it comes to food that could spoil. Ugh. (One time I offended my stepmom because I have a habit, before giving it to my kids, of sniffing a gallon of milk if I'm not the one who bought it and checked the date! I didn't think about it but she was standing there watching me and was highly offended that I would think she had spoiled milk in her fridge! Oops!)
What's to get offended about. I've bought milk a couple of times in my life where the date was good but the milk wasn't. I do the same thing before giving it to my kids to as I don't drink whole milk and that's my way of making sure it's ok.