In the Kitchen: Fruit Dip

When I had our crafty ladies in last week, I wanted to have fresh fruit with dip. I love fruit dip – probably more than I should. I headed to my stash of family recipes for something delicious and found – cream cheese and marshmallow cream. The standard fruit dip of choice. It actually sounded gross to me – especially the marshmallow cream part – and definitely not healthy, which is why I wanted fresh fruit to begin with. So I went to my next source – Pinterest. Guess what I found.

Cream cheese and marshmallow cream.

Blech – can’t we be more original? Or healthy? Then I finally found one – Greek yogurt and honey. Perfect. And perfectly bland.

So I ventured into territory I don’t normally visit – I adapted. Here’s my recipe for healthy, affordable delicious fruit dip.

Yogurt Fruit Dip

  • 1 1/2 c plain full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/8 – 1/4 c raw honey
  • 1/2- 1 tsp nutmeg and/or cinnamon

Combine yogurt and honey. Sprinkle in spices until you achieve desired taste.

I used this with apple slices, strawberries, rainier cherries and pineapple. I think only the pineapple didn’t work so well, mostly because the pineapple overpowered the nutmeg. I think for pineapple I’d want just plain yogurt and honey. It was great with the other fruits, and would have also been good with peaches, pears, raspberries or blueberries.

Easy peasy – I had all the ingredients at home already, and I felt totally comfortable serving it to guests – or indulging for breakfast! I added the full 1/4 cup of honey, but in retrospect I would definitely put in less. Fruit is already sweet and that much honey made it a bit too sweet for me.

Do you serve dip with your fruit? What’s your favorite recipe?

~Amanda

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