Spring means extra lovely fruits are arriving at the grocery stores. Big red strawberries have already been on sale a few times lately and the blueberries will be soon to follow. I am a BIG fan of fruit all on its own, but sometimes, for a party or other gathering, it is nice to add some dip to make it extra special.
Who doesn’t love dip?
For some reason, most people love to dip–chips, vegetables, fruit, crackers… Of course, it does come with some hazards. Remember the Seinfeld episode with the “double-dipping” drama? As it turns out, Timmy wasn’t as crazy as he might have seemed in that episode; double dip all you want at home with your own dip, but do not do it at a party. 🙂
This fruit dip is just a simple combination of three basic ingredients. It has a creamy almost caramelly texture and taste. I think it tastes particularly good on grapes and apples, but dip whatever you like. I have been making this dip for years for showers, brunches, and other gatherings. It is always a hit.
3-Ingredient Fruit Dip
- 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened (you can use regular or reduced fat)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla and beat until fully combined.
- Chill until ready to serve. Serve with a variety of fresh fruits.