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Friday, May 21, 2010

Fruit Dip So Good You Don’t Need the Fruit

I’ve had this fruit dip recipe up on the blog for ages, but never had a good photo of it. Today I remembered to take a few quick snapshots and I can finally give it the attention it deserves! This fruit dip is one of my favorites recipes of all time. It’s easy. It’s delicious. It makes you want to eat all your fruit…and then some.

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Fruit Dip So Good You Don't Need the Fruit
From who knows where”¦I’m sure half of you already have this one in your recipe box!
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 seven ounce jar marshmallow fluff
  • Juice from one orange (I’ve substituted with limes for a tangier flavor – it’s great both ways)
  1. Take cream cheese out of fridge and let soften. (This is the hardest step in the recipe. A few times I’ve forgotten to take the cream cheese out of the fridge early enough and it just doesn’t blend well.)
  2. When the cream cheese is soft enough to blend, add the fluff and orange juice and beat the you-know-what out of it.
  3. Serve with fruit and prepare to be transported straight to paradise. Strawberries and green grapes are my favorite with this dip, but just about any fruit tastes great!

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  1. 1

    I like to use whipped cream cheese in dips where you have to soften first because I ALWAYS forget to soften it! I have never put juice in this cream cheese fluff dip but I think I will next time. I am planning to make it next weekend at my son’s birthday party, so thanks!!

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    I have never had juice in this dip, either! I think it’s so good already without the juice, but would like to see how the flavor changes with the addition of it. Thanks for posting!

  3. 3

    BTW–If you do sub in the whipped for softened, you need to use a little more. I usually buy the 12 ounce whipped container for a recipe that calls for 8 ounces softened.

  4. I do the same! I use strawberry cream cheese though and add a tad of orange juice. SO yummy!

  5. I use the same recipe but, instead of the orange juice, I use a couple teaspoons of vanilla extract. Great with strawberries and tart green apples!

  6. 6

    I make this with strawberry cream cheese and strawberry yogurt (one small container) instead of orange juice. It’s the hubster’s fave.

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    Love it. I’m a lime girl myself! Oh, and I always use light cream cheese because that makes it practically pretty healthy, right?

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    I’ve been making this for years and also do several variations. I use strawberry cream cheese on occasion, as some others have suggested, but I also sometimes just mash up some ripe strawberries and whip them in. I’ve also used honey/nut cream cheese and it was INSANE. Other variations I’ve tried: adding vanilla (extract or beans) and mini chocolate chips; adding honey and chopped nuts…you get the picture!

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    andrea p

    I’ve only know about this dip a for a few years, I wondered how I served fruit at a party without it. Copying people from above, I buy the light whipped cream cheese, it made my life so easy. We add some lemon juice and a little vanilla extract instead of orange juice. I dyed it green and fed it to some teens on St. Pat’s and they were in heaven!

  10. I have admired this dip from afar at parties for years. The fact that it’s SO EASY to make means that it will be a staple at Lawrence household gatherings now! So long grocery store fruit tray! 🙂

  11. 11

    Holy Hannah! That looks awesome. Orange?!! Yum!

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    Niki CB

    I’m impressed with the perfect swirl you achieved for the pictures of your dip!

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    Phil E. Drifter

    Who the hell dips their fruit in dip?

  14. Mmm. Love fruit dips like this. My personal favorite is marshmallow fluff mixed with cream of coconut. It’s absolutely sinful!

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    Jane Maynard

    I LOVE LOVE all these variations! and vanderbilt wife…cream of coconut? genius. I’m so all over that!

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    I’m on board with the cream of coconut too, it sounds fabulous. One more thing, for dip I use the juice and pulp of one lime. Sometimes I add the juice and pulp of 2 or more limes and drizzle it over angel food cake with strawberries (or any other mix of fruit). Soooo good!

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    Sara R.

    I used to make this recipe, but mine called for maraschino cherry juice instead of the orange juice. It made it a pretty pink color and SO yummy! I liked it as a dip for Granny Smith apples since their tart flavor went well with the super-sweet flavor of the dip.

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    Janna M

    This looks delicious! I make a fruit dip with vanilla pudding, sour cream and pineapple juice that everyone loves. I’m going to try this next time.

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    I’ve done this recipe may times before but instead of orange juice, I use Frangelico. Start with a couple of table spoons and adjust as wanted. Everyone loves it.

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    My favorite fruit to ‘have a little fruit with your dip’ is watermelon – yummmm.

    I have a very worn, well used, handwritten by Jane recipe card for this recipe that clearly states ‘beat the snot out of it.’ I should take a picture of it for you to post to prove how long we have all been addicts!

  21. I pretty much want to eat this with a spoon.

  22. 23

    There is another version….add sour cream and powdered sugar and whatever flavoring you want. My family loves it. Start with 8oz. sour cream and 1 cup sugar.

  23. 24

    it is okay……i guess. kinda hard to make! just kiddin!haha lol~~:)

  24. 25

    very good! it needs pepper though, that is how i eat it!

  25. 26

    I’ve made this before and I use pineapple juice instead of orange.

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    I see several folks using Strawberry cream cheese, and one who uses pineapple juice instead of orange. I’ve always made this with pineapple cream cheese, fluff and a bit of milk to adjust consistency.
    Its all delish!

  27. Found this post via StumbleUpon – I like this dip with a sprinkle of cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg in place of the orange (though both would go well with it, especially orange zest).

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    Nikki Martinez

    I absolutely love this recipe! I’ve never been into making anything in the kitchen, just usually store bought. But I had to try this smh it was amazing, thank you!

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    Try this recipe with a couple of tablespoons of maraschino cherry juice instead of the orange juice and its amazing

  30. 31

    Don’t think you can get marshmallow fluff in Australia. Can you just use marshmallows?

  31. 32

    Thanks for the recipe. Would like to make tonight for a party tomorrow. Does it store well in the fridge?

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