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 I use Truvia which has 75% fewer calories than regular 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 love apples, pears, and oranges. Papaya is great 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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