Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Creamy Fruit Dip

This fruit dip recipe has been around for ages. I was reminded of it when we recently went strawberry picking and the recipe came printed in a little coloring book they gave our son. Now you know a recipe is easy peasy when it's given as a recipe for children! The ingredients are easily remembered and the best thing about it is it tastes really great. The flavor of the dip doesn't overtake the flavor of the piece of fruit your dipping, it just adds a sweet creaminess to it.  
Ingredients
1 block cream cheese (8 oz.), softened
1 jar marshmallow creme (or fluff)
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice (optional)

Directions
In a medium bowl, add all ingredients. Using a handheld mixer, mix all ingredients until thoroughly combined.

Cook's Note: This dip works well with any type of fruit, not just strawberries. Also, try some other variations on this. Instead of lemon juice, add in about a teaspoon or so of vanilla extract. Or even try sprinkling a little cinnamon in there for an extra boost in flavor. You can also substitute the lemon juice for concentrated orange juice.

The recipe given to us at the farm.

This is all you need. Oh, and some fruit too!

Enjoy!

24 comments :

  1. The last time I had this was at a country club brunch. It was delicious with the fruit. I tend to eat fruit on it's own but sometimes it's fun to sweeten it up a bit. I need to take itty bitty strawberry picking someday.

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  2. This stuff is so good Ihave been known to eat it by the spoonful! :)

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  3. What a great dip idea! Love it and great photos too! Have a awesome day!!!

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  4. We LOVE this dip at our house!! Best fruit dip eva!!!! : )

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  5. Brandie! SO many fun things to do with your berries...and this dip sounds amazing! I've heard of it with vanilla, but I love the addition of lemon.

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  6. MMM!!! My daughter will love, love, love this!!! Well done!!

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  7. Oh my goodness does this dip look soooo good. I would just LOVE this! :)

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  8. I make the same dip, but add a TBSP of Rum! You won't regreat it. Malibu Rum is good too....mmmmmmm

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  9. Mmmm... This fruit dip is addictive! I will have to make this for the strawberries I just got!

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  10. What a great idea, Brandie. I've seen fluff here in some shops and now I know what to do with it! Oh, the days of strob picking.... and dreams of strob dipped into this dip!

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  11. YYYUUUMMM! Marshmallow fluff in a dip, sounds good to me!

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  12. I'm definitely making this for my after-graduation party! Thanks!

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  14. Oh wow does that look yummy! I think it would be great with apples and grapes!

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  15. YUM! This dip could be very dangerous for me! I would probably just eat it by the spoonfuls!

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  16. Looks delish! I would only need a BIG spoon to eat it. Yum!

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  17. Ah, yes. My MIL introduced us to this and when I made it for Dudette the first time I had to take the bowl away from her because she was dunking strawberry and hand into it so she could get more dip, licking her fingers and then double dipping them. It's way good stuff.

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  18. Ooh yum! I don't think I've had this one before! I made a toffee cream cheese one in the past and it's always a hit. Thanks for the new idea!

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  19. My mom has made this dip for years!! She does not use lemon juice - she uses the juice from a jar of cherries and then we dip the cherries! Very good stuff!

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  20. What size jar of marshmallow creme do you use? It comes in two sizes. I don't have any jars on hand to refer to, but I believe the sizes are 7-ounce and 13-ounce. Thanks!

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    1. You can click and enlarge the picture above with the cream cheese and fluff and see the sizes on the labels.

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  21. I have made this dip for a long time and it is great with fruit. The only modification I make is adding a 1/2 teaspoon of Almond Extract. I also have made it with vanilla extract.

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  22. My sister taught me this recipe years ago. She always put a handful of maraschino cherries in it in a mixer and ran it until the cherries were little red bits through out. We use it around the holidays with many fruits.

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  23. This is also really good with strawberry cream cheese.

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