Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dreamy Fruit Dip

This delightful orange-tinged fruit dip is a favorite of the (Ralph) Stewart girls, from Grandma Lyle.  And it's a hit at parties! It is the perfect compliment to fruit, without being overly sweet (like the dips with marshmallow in it.)  I'm posting the "full fat" version, and a similar low-fat version I found online (I haven't tried it, but it looks good.)

Dreamy Fruit Dip
Makes 2 – 3 Cups

·         1 Tbl lemon juice + grated orange rind
·         1 Tbl corn starch
·         1 egg
·         1/2 pint whipping cream
·         1/2 Cup frozen orange juice

Heat OJ in saucepan, stirring constantly.  Liquify the corn starch in a little cold water and add to the OJ.  Stir constantly until boiling rapidly and it turns glossy.  Remove from heat.

Whip whole egg in a bowl.  Very slowly add the OJ mixture (so the egg doesn’t cook) and beat it into the egg.  Pour mixture back into the saucepan, and cook on medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and cool in a bowl of ice + water.

Whip whipping cream till creamy (not stiff peaked).  Fold the OJ mixture into the whipping cream and mix until evenly incorporated.

Serve with your favorite fruits!

Low-fat version:

Orange Fruit Dip

  • 4 oz (half of 8-oz package) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
  • 1 container (6 oz) Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free orange crème or French vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • Assorted fresh fruit for dipping, if desired

  • In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on low speed until smooth.
  • Add yogurt, powdered sugar, orange juice concentrate and vanilla; beat 30 to 60 seconds on low speed until blended and smooth. Gently stir in whipped topping until well blended. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 24 hours. Serve with fresh fruit.

Yields 12 Servings (2 tablespoons dip each).

Nutritional Information:
Calories 50 (Calories from Fat 20); Total Fat 2 1/2g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 45mg; Total Carbohydrate 6g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 5g); Protein 1g

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