Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fruit Dip

I don't consider these recipes to even qualify as 'cooking' because they only take 60 seconds and require no chopping/sauteing/turning on the oven, but... I use them all the time for parties. It's almost shameful that I always have at least 2 jars of  marshmallow cream in my pantry.

Basic fruit dip:
  • 1 (8 ounce) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream
Whip the cream cheese until smooth, add in the marshmallow cream and continue to mix until well-blended.

Strawberry fruit dip:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package of strawberry cream cheese
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
Whip the cream cheese until smooth, add in the marshmallow cream and continue to mix until well-blended, add it the orange juice until combined.

Tips:
  • Serve with fresh fruit (favorites: strawberries, pineapple, bananas, apples, etc.), cubed pound cake, graham crackers, etc.
  • Run a spatula under hot water before you remove the marshmallow cream from the container, it'll slide off the spatula instead of being a sticky mess.
  • Low-fat strawberry cream cheese tastes fine in the recipe, if you want to save some calories.
  • I never double the recipe- if I think I'll need more, I'll fold in some cool whip to spread everything a little further.