Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cream Cheese Obsession

So I made a promise Friday night. Who remembers what it was? *crickets*

That's right, I promised to post a recipe for fruit trays! Yes, my kitchen skills are so recipe-dependent that I need a recipe to assemble fruit. I thought maybe you were the same? *crickets*

The problem was that I didn't want to chop any fruit. And I definitely didn't want to dip it into lemon juice. That's not my style! Translation: Too much delay between fruit purchase and fruit-dip eating.

The Preacher thought maybe I could use oranges. But I needed something people could dip into cream cheesy goodness, and it's possible I was just plain too lazy to peel them. (Sorry, Preacher! Happy Valentine's Day!)

In the end, I went to the supermarket and stumbled around until I fell into a berry theme. Plus grapes. But my real discovery was this fabulous, addictive, so-easy-even-I-could-do-it. . .

Cream Cheese Obsession Dip (Oh, and Fruit):

green leaf lettuce
2 lbs. grapes
1 qt. blueberries (or boosbees, as Princess calls them)
2 lbs. strawberries
8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
7 oz. marshmallow cream
2 t. orange juice

1) Wash fruit thorougly; drain and dry. Arrange lettuce leaves on platter, and place fruit onto leaves.

2) Make sure platter is out of children's reach as you assemble dip. Do as I say!

3) Using a warm spoon, thoroughly mix cream cheese, marshmallow cream, and orange juice. Get frustrated at tiny lumps, and use mixer. Resign yourself to lumps and lick the spoon. And the beaters.

4) Get a clean spoon and slide dip into bowl. Place in center of fruit tray. Enjoy!

After I figured out which fruit to use, which way was up, and my middle name - this was an easy addition to our Valentine's dinner, and my kids loved it.

Now if I could just stay away from the dip . . .

(Send help.)

Happy Valentine's Day, friends!

Ruining fruit with cream,

Shared here: Time-Warp Wife! 
And here: Valentine's Dinner at Home
And here: Beauty & Bedlam!


  1. The cream cheese dip and the fruit were even better than it looks in the picture. I really wish I had some even now.

  2. Becki, Did you chill it before serving? I might try it and want to make sure I am doing it correctly!

  3. Yes, I refrigerated the dip for about 30 minutes. We took it to a church dinner, so it was cool but not cold when I served it. I think giving it some time helped the flavors mix a little.

    Hope you like it! :)

  4. I am glad that the young still know that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. LOL! The dip and the fruit looks so good. Yummy, I would like to have a plate full. For our dinner we had tomato soup and grilled cheese. Was gonna cook out only the wind did not stop blowing.

  5. This looks yummy! I have a skor cream cheese dip obsession so I'm a little afraid to try this. It does sound delicious though...

  6. Oh this! MMMMMmmmmm!!!!! love, Janelle