Make Your Party Stand Out With Fruit Dip With Cream Cheese
Love to entertain? Of course you do! Having friends and family over for a visit and a meal is great fun. And planning the menu is also fun. Since fruit is healthy and refreshing, and it is a great pre-meal idea, because fruit digest faster than the proteins, carbohydrates, and fats found in most meals, so by eating fruit first, they help digest and move the heavier foods through your body more quickly, which is great for cutting down on the risks of cholesterol and it’s also great for those who are watching their weight.
Eating fruit before your larger meal will also fill you and your guests up at bit before the main faire, and you will find that you and they will eat less because hunger has been satisfied by that fabulous fruit and cream cheese dip you just set on the table.
Fruit Dip With Cream Cheese Recipe
1/2 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup plus 2 Tblsp. packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Assorted fresh fruit
In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and mix gently, but well. Serve with fresh fruit.
Paula Deen‘s Fruit Dip With Cream Cheese Recipe
2 whole pineapples
2 lg clusters green seedless grapes
6 oranges, peeled and sliced into wheels
1 cantaloupe, cubed or balled
1 honeydew melon, cubed or balled
6 to 8 kiwi, peeled and sliced
2 cups blueberries
Red Leaf lettuce, enough to line a serving dish or tray
1 (8-oz) pkg cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 lemon, zested and juiced
Soften cream cheese and then whip in the powdered sugar. Whip cream and sugar together until it forms soft peaks.
Combine beaten cream cheese, whipped cream, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Continue beating, adding enough pineapple juice to achieve desired consistency.
Serve with fresh fruit tray or fruit salad.
Fruit Dip With Dreamy Cream Cheese Recipe
12 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
1 cup powdered sugar, unsifted
7 oz. jar marshmallow cream
1 cup sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla extract _
2 tsp. almond extract _
1-2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tablespoons cognac (optional)
In small bowl, with electric mixer, cream the cheese until soft and smooth. Add the sugar and beat until well blended.
Add the sour cream and the remaining ingredients. Blend just until well mixed; don’t overdo it. Cover and chill several hours before serving.
This One is Really Yummy and Simple Recipe
1 8 oz. Strawberry Cream Cheese spread
1 7 oz. jar Marshmallow Cream
Strawberries, cold and washed
Combine cream cheese and marshmallow cream.
Serve on a pretty dish or tray as a dip with the strawberries.
Watching Your Weight Recipe?
If you are watching your weight and want to enjoy these great recipes, but cut down the calories, then use a light or fat-free cream cheese in place of regular cream cheese. Take a look at the difference in calories.
1 Ounce of Lite Cream Cheese
1 Ounce of Fat Free Cream Cheese
As you can see, one ounce of regular cream cheese has 51 calories versus 35 calories in lite cream cheese. Choosing a fat-free cream cheese brings your calorie intake down even more. By serving the lite or fat-free version, you will be giving your guests a healthy alternative as well.
Fruit is a healthy way to kick off a meal, and cream cheese dip is just plain yummy! Happy entertaining!