If you’re looking for a simple yet delicious dessert that’s also pretty healthy, look no further! This luscious fruit dip is perfect for dessert at home, and fancy enough to take for a contribution to a dinner party.
Many many years ago, when I was a stay-at-home mom, we had a couple over for dinner. They brought some cut pineapple and fresh strawberries along with a fruit dip that was so delicious, it’s been in my repertoire ever since.
This dip is very simple, but so good you’ll find even your most picky non fruit-eaters can’t get enough.
There’s really not much more to say about it, so I’ll just go ahead and post the super-simple recipe.
Luscious Fruit Dip
- Food Processor
- 1/2 8 oz pkg Neufchâtel cheese
- 1/2 8 oz pkg Fat Free cream cheese
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Place all ingredients into the food processor
- Process until all ingredients are incorporated and mixture is creamy
You can certainly use regular full-fat cream cheese if you like. You could even use all fat-free.
I have found over the years that the combo of Neufchâtel, which has 1/3 fewer calories than regular, along with fat-free keeps it creamy. All fat-free tends to have a less desirable texture.
What other fruits go well with this dip? I have found that apples, pears, and oranges go well. Papaya would, too.
Oh, and grapes! Don’t forget the grapes. Any melon is also yummy.
Do you remember any similar recipes from your youth? I seem to remember one that had the marshmallow stuff that comes from a jar.
The closest thing I could find to that was this recipe. I’m not fond of marshmallow at all, but she did add some orange juice concentrate. This would make a good taste twist.
There are lots of ways to dress it up, but I like to keep it simple.
In any case, you won’t be disappointed with this amazing treat.
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