Posts Tagged ‘Fruit’

C & I attended a baby shower for our pastor’s daughter and son-in-law a few weeks ago and I took a couple of dishes.  Since the weather was so hot, I wanted to take something cool and refreshing which led me to two of my summer favorites: fresh veggies and fruit with their respective dips. 

Instead of just chopping up the fruit and putting it on a tray or in a bowl, I made fruit kabobs and they turned out great!  You will see them in the dip photo below. This dip recipe has been around for decades and you have probably seen it many times.  It is my absolute favorite fruit accompaniment and makes a great base for a fruit pizza.


1 8oz. package of cream cheese or neufchatel cheese

1 7oz. container of marshmallow cream

1 tsp. vanilla extract


Let the cream/neufchatel cheese come to room temperature.  Beat it with an electric mixer until there are no lumps.  Add the marshmallow cream and beat until smooth.  Stir in the vanilla extract then refrigerate for a couple of hours until ready to serve.

Serve this with fresh fruit or use it as a base for a fruit pizza.




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A little while ago, C’s family hosted a baby shower for his cousin and wife who now have a precious baby boy so, of course, I offered to bring a sweet treat.  I had been wanting to make this beautiful fruit trifle from Chef In Training and this was a great opportunity.

I love fruit and dip and this is just another pretty way of having that.  I kept the types of fruit pretty close to the original, but you could use any that you like.  It is a very versatile recipe



Green grapes

Red grapes

Pineapple chunks (fresh or canned)

1 1/4 cups milk

1/2 cup sour cream

8 oz. crushed pineapple

1 3.25oz box instant banana cream pudding


Layer fruit in a large bowl or trifle dish.


Whisk the remaining ingredients together to form the topping.  Pour this mixture over the fruit and use a little leftover fruit to make a pretty design on the top.



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