Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Serving Up {Fruit}: Mallow Fruit Dip

I served this fruit dip at our family gathering on Easter Sunday.  My sister-in-law commented that the fruit platter might be the only thing her daughter would eat and referred to it as "Vitamin fortified sugar".  I liked that description.  If you also have fruit lovers, and you want to further detract from the vitamin fortification of the fruit, this is a great way to accomplish that :)

This is a recipe that was in my mom's recipe box when I was growing up.  However, it seems like it was always reserved for special occasions (like Easter) and I always wished it was made more often.  It comes together so quickly that there is really no reason to not serve it more frequently.  It makes a great accompaniment to fruit for a baby or wedding shower or even a church gathering.  With summer approaching, and fresh fruit making it's way to our table, this is a fun way to dress it up a bit.

(recipe from Linda W.)

8 ounces cream cheese
7 ounce marshmallow cream
1 Tbs. fresh orange juice
1 tsp. grated orange peel
dash ground ginger

Soften the cream cheese in a medium bowl.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Serve with assorted fruit.

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