Monday, September 9, 2013

Family Favorite - Fruit Dip


This is one of five apples that 
I grew on my little apple tree this year!  Woo-hoo!


This dip and I go WAY BACK.  I cannot remember when I first started making it.  It is delicious  and is the perfect summer BBQ potluck dish or addition to any holiday dinner.  I even make it as a little special something to serve with lunch.  I serve it with almost any fresh fruit, but our favorites are apples, strawberries, and grapes.  One day last week, I even brought the marshmallow fluff and cream cheese to work with me.  By lunch, the cream cheese was soft and I stirred it all together for a treat to go with my apple.  I've kept it in the fridge at work eating a little bit each day.  It would also be perfect for sending to school in a lunchbox!

I remember that I helped my aunt prepare food for my cousin's wedding many "moons ago" and we bought big blocks of cream cheese from Sam's (as big as blocks of Velveeta) and made tons of this fruit dip.  I don't think we had a single bit of leftovers.  Once you start eating it, you just can't get enough!

Since my girls both like this dip and since it's easy, frugal, and quick to prepare, I wanted to make sure to include this recipe on my blog. They ARE my two favorite followers after all!

Here's how I make Family Favorite Fruit Dip  AT HOME MY WAY:

Fruit Dip
  • cream cheese (8 ounces) (fat free & low fat are fine!)
  • 1 jar marshmallow fluff (generic is fine)
  • Fruit, prepared in bite size pieces  (I dip my apples & bananas in lemon or orange juice to discourage browning if I am taking this somewhere.)
Instructions:

Warm the cream cheese in the microwave until you can stir it nice and creamy (30 seconds usually does it).  Then stir in the marshmallow cream/fluff.  Stir until well blended.

Serve with fruit.  Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


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