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Fresh Fruit Plate with Dip

Ingredients:
  • Choose a selection of ripe fruit. Try some of these:
    • pineapple
    • strawberries
    • cantaloupe
    • melon
    • grapes
    • kiwis
    • star fruit
    • grapefruit or orange sections
    Avoid apples, bananas, peaches and pears because they turn black after they're cut. If you'd like to use these fruits anyways, wash and cut them, place them in a bowl and toss them with lemon juice to keep them from turning black.
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup berries of your choice. We like raspberries or strawberries best.
Method:
  • Wash, peel and cut fruit.
  • Arrange fruit on a chip-and-dip plate, leaving the center open for a bowl of dip.
  • In a food processor, puree the berries for just a few seconds. Remove berries from food processor.
  • Place cream cheese and sugar in food processor (you don't need to wash the bowl first). Process until light and well combined, stopping to scrape the sides every now and then.
  • Add berry puree to the cream cheese mixture and process until combined.
  • Transfer to a bowl and place the bowl in the center of the fruit plate.
  • Refrigerate until serving time.
  • NOTE: if you're pressed for time, you can serve pre-packaged strawberry cream cheese in place of home made dip. We recommend that you whip the cream cheese a bit so that it's light and fluffy.
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