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Recipe: Cream cheese fruit dip

Posted July 21, 2011

With weather like this, even heating up frozen veggies in the microwave sounds unappetizing. We're eating a lot of sandwiches, raw vegetables and fruit at my house these days.

We make our own dips for food in my house. We have a handle on savory ones for veggies, mixing sour cream or plain yogurt with some herbs and garlic, for instance.

We dip fruit in yogurt sometimes, but I like this alternative too.

I actually first tried this recipe last year in my daughter's kindergarten class. I was volunteering during the class' Apple Feast and I was manning the fruit dip station. I mixed the ingredients together and the kids decided if they liked the dip better with green, red or yellow apples (or all of the above).

This dip also goes well with other fruits too, such as grapes and strawberries. It's so easy, even young kids can help. Here's how to make it.

Cream cheese fruit dip

1 8-ounce package softened cream cheese
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Fresh fruit

Mix the cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla. Serve with fruit for dipping.


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  • busyb97 Jul 22, 2011

    I thought that was alot of sugar too. But I make my own fruit dip/bagel spread also. I've never added the fresh fruit TO the dip though. I usually start with about 1/4 cup brown sugar, and then add a tablespoon at a time till it's the sweetness I want, and mine is pretty sweet.

    It is yummy though!

  • shall6 Jul 22, 2011

    Indeed ... it is a lot of sugar -- but you can always add less since you're getting the sweetness from the fruit too.


  • ohnoyoudidnt Jul 22, 2011

    Sounds good, but yikes! That's a lot of sugar! My favorite fruit dip recipe is 8 oz softened cream cheese, mixed with one jar marshmallow fluff.. Sometime's I'll add pureed mandarin oranges for a "dreamsicle" twist. It's been a hit everywhere I've ever taken it. So good, light and fluffy (although not terribly healthy, but neither is this one!) and very easy.