With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Creamy Orange Fruit Dip

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Creamy Orange Fruit Dip

Springtime is actually happening and we are enjoying some warmer-weather outdoor activities. Meals on the patio is one of the first pleasures as the cold temps disappear and warm days invite us outside. A creamy and light dip with a hint of orange is just right with a plate of fruit. Mix it up in just a few minutes. It can even be made a day ahead for convenience. 

 Last summer I made this dip with my granddaughters and a couple of friends. The girls love cooking together and then enjoying the fruit of their labor. It was so pleasant to hear them chat and critique what they made. Young girls are so sweet. They still talk about their favorite dip and I know they have taken the recipe and made it for their families. We also made Quiche Lorraine. If you are interested, here is a link to the recipe.

It is pretty hard to resist a plate of sweet, juicy, seasonal fruit and it is even better with creamy dip. A little like eating lightly sweetened cheesecake. It quickly disappears.

Personally, I could eat it by the spoonful but I restrain myself, especially in front of the girls.

When something looks this good it is much easier to resist a calorie laden dessert. And so much healthier.

It works with any fruit so choose your favorite and mix up colors and textures for a lovely brunch, appetizer tray or just for nibbling. You'll feel good about serving a healthy treat.

Creamy Orange Fruit Dip
This is not my recipe but one of the best I have tried. recipe source

Yield: 1 1/4 cups

4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon orange zest
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup whipping cream

To a mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, vanilla and orange zest. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat to incorporate.
Pour in orange juice and continue beating until smooth. Add cream; continue to beat until thick and creamy, a minute or two more.



Ann Thompson said...

Oh that looks so good. It's starting to be a little more spring like here finally

podso said...

Years ago my sister made something similar to this she poured over strawberries. I have never forgotten it. This looks so refreshing!

Sandi said...

I want to be your neighbor!! I would pop over for a "visit" every day. Your food always looks amazing!


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