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I love getting together with our family’s friends to share dinner. The adults can usually get a few words of conversation in while the kids run around screaming, and you can divide up the food responsibilities so no one really has to do a ton of cooking. Plus, the only way you build community is by spending time together, and there is something special about doing that over a plate of delicious food.
One of my recent meal “assignments” was to bring fruit, so I hit the web to find something different than just a bowl of cut up fruit. In my search, I stumbled on the Iowa Girl Eats blog and her recipe for “The Best Fruit Dip Ever”. I figured she was overselling a bit, but the ingredient list was tiny, so I set to work.
First, I turned my bowls of grapes, pineapple chunks, and strawberries into fruit skewers. I actually stuck them on lollipop sticks, which looked prettier than wooden skewers, but they started to get a bit soggy later in the night. Shoulda dug out my wooden skewers.
Then, I threw the marshmallow creme in the microwave for 20 seconds before whisking in 2 tbsp. of orange juice concentrate and 8 oz. of whipped cream cheese to make a big bowl of sweet deliciousness.
It was creamy and smooth, with just a hint of citrus, which paired perfectly with the fruit. Yum!
Simple…sweet…and serveable. My kind of potluck treat.
- 7 oz. marshmallow creme
- 8 oz. whipped cream cheese at room temp.
- 2 tbsp. orange juice concentrate
- Microwave marshmallow creme for 20 seconds in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Whisk in cream cheese and orange juice concentrate until smooth.
- Chill, and serve with fruit skewers.