Wednesday, June 22, 2016
We love our fruit by itself, but from time to time I like to change things up and add a little something to serve with the fruit. This fruit dip is one of our favorites. It's so good, flavorful and can be made in no time. I love making a big batch of this and spooning up a bowl whenever I cut up fruit to snack on.
This fruit dip can be customized to your taste and mood; simply omit the orange juice and zest and change the pudding flavor according to taste. I've made a variety of flavors and they are all delicious and a hit with my family.
This particular version tastes just like those orange dreamsicles that I enjoyed throughout my childhood. The orange zest and fresh squeezed orange juice add a burst of refreshing and bright flavor to this dip.
This dip is a cinch to make and perfect with whatever fruits you have on hand. This is great for an afternoon snack, can be layered with fruit and granola for a fun breakfast treat, and can be placed in a bowl and plopped in the cooler for a yummy snack by the pool!
Orange Cheesecake Fruit Dip
1/2 Cup Greek yogurt (vanilla or plain)
1/2 (3.4oz) Package cheesecake instant pudding mix
Zest of half a medium orange
Juice of half a medium orange
1/2 Cup whipping cream*
2 Tbsp powdered sugar*
Place whipping cream in a medium bowl and beat on high until peaks begin to form. Add powdered sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
Place yogurt and pudding mix in a bowl and stir until completely incorporated. Add the orange zest and orange juice and stir to combine. Gently fold in whipped cream. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
*Store bought whipped topping can be used in place of whipping cream.
*If using store bought whipping topping, omit powdered sugar
*Sugar free pudding can be used in place of regular pudding, I have used sugar free and there is no
*Sugar free or light whipped topping may be used
Recipe source: A Lynsey Original