Foodie Friday: Dip For Fresh Fruit or Cake Icing

foodiefridaylogo2OH MY!  This stuff is so good I can eat it straight out of the bowl but it is even better when used as a dip…

Here is a fruit dip that my  nine year old daughter came up with.  Originally she came up with it to top a cupcake recipe that she was working on.  The cupcakes were fantastic and the icing/glaze took them over the top.  When the flour dust settled she had a lot of glaze left over and we decided that maybe we could use it for a fresh fruit dip… I think it awesome.  Be aware it is full of flavor and sugar but oh my is it good!  Feel free to use it as a dip or as a glaze or icing for a pastry or cake.

BRING ON THE DIP!!

What You Need:

  • 18oz  of cream cheese – room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup of butter – room temperature
  • 4-6 cups of confectioner sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries – pureed
  • Seedless grapes, apples, pineapple, pears, peaches – you don’t need all of these but you need something to dip into the dip… 🙂

What You Do:

  • Mix together the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and strawberries
  • Slowly add in only part of the sugar and mix.  You can do this while the mixer is going or while you mix it by hand.  Don’t add all of the sugar at once.
  • Stop adding sugar once you have the consistency that you want your dip to be.  Some might use all of the sugar and others might only use half… it is really up to you.
  • Cover the dip and place in refrigerator for at least 90 minutes.  This will allow the flavors to meld together.

Serve with fresh fruit and enjoy!

This can also be used as a glaze for donuts, muffins or cupcakes.

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