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Fruit Dip

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In the summer an amazing selection of fresh fruits and vegetables start to show up at the grocery store. For your next dinner party try serving a beautiful selection of fruit along with some dip. This is a sweet dip that can be made with either sour cream or yogurt or a combination of the two.

This recipe also calls for macaroons. They are a coconut cookie that is soft and very moist and often sold in a flip top can. Each one measures about 1 ½ inch by 1 ½ inch. You can also buy them fresh at some bakeries.

For this recipe you will need:

  • 12 Macaroons crushed into small pieces
  • ¼ cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 pint of dairy sour cream or plain yogurt
  • Assorted fruits
  • Fresh mint, optional

Put the macaroons in a medium bowl and with your (clean!) hands crush them with your fingers.

Measure ¼ cup of brown sugar. Be sure to pack it into the measuring cup.

Add it to the macaroons. Add 1 pint of sour cream or yogurt

Fat-free Greek style yogurt is a perfect substitute for sour cream. It is a lot healthier than sour cream, and it is much thicker than regular yogurt.

Mix everything together and cover it with plastic wrap. Put it in the refrigerator for several hours to chill.

You could serve this in a bowl surrounded with fresh fruit, the same way you would a Vegetable Platter with dip.

Fresh Vegetables With Dip

Or make individual servings. Fresh mint is a perfect garnish for this dessert!

Enjoy!

Fresh Fruit Dip

Makes about 3 cups of dip

Mix together:

  • 12 Macaroons, crushed into small pieces
  • ¼ cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 pint of dairy sour cream or Greek style yogurt
  • Assorted fruits
  • Fresh mint, optional

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5 Comments

will said:

wow. what a great idea!

Kathy Maister said:

I have served this at summer parties and it’s always a hit. If I have the time I will sometimes cut a pineapple in half lengthwise, leaving the spiky leaves on and cutting right through them as well. Then hollow out the pineapple and use it as the container for the dip. It looks so beautiful surrounded with the fruit it can even be used as a centerpiece for the table!

will said:

that sounds really great!

when I was a kid living in the tropics, I remember that I saw someone carve a pineapple in this amazing way:

They trimmed the sides, as normal, but then they began to cut away the little pits, following along their natural diagonal spiral pattern. In the end the pineapple looked like it was striped down the sides with these spiral grooves…have you ever seen this Kathy ?

Kathy Maister said:

I have actually taken a fruit carving class in Bangkok. One of the tricks is to use a small paring knife with a sort of beak shaped blade. I made, in class, a giant rose out of a small, round watermelon. It was fantastic! Not in a million years could I do another one without the teacher guiding my hand!

Cindy said:

I will use this for my next party! Thanks