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Transform your fruit tray into a decadent crowd-pleasing treat with my easy fruit dip recipe. It’s easy to whip up with cream cheese, marshmallow creme and orange zest!

Fruit dip on a plate.
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Quick and Easy

Imagine a dip recipe so lusciously creamy, so delightfully sweet, that it transforms every fruit slice into a decadent treat. That’s exactly what this easy fruit dip does. 

With a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, this dip becomes the hero of Easter brunch, picnics, and every gathering in between. It’s not just a strawberry fruit dip; it’s an experience, making even a simple fruit platter a gourmet affair.

Wow your guests by serving this fruit dip alongside these impressive rainbow fruit kebobs!

Why This Recipe Works

  • It’s simple. Combining cream cheese with marshmallow creme creates a rich and velvety base that’s enhanced with a hint of fresh orange. It’s an effortless blend!
  • Great for all occasions. This dip pairs well with any fruit from tangy berries to crisp apples. It’s a crowd-pleaser for all ages and occasions.

Recipe Ingredients

Fruit dip ingredients.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

  • Cream cheese: Remember to leave the cream cheese out of the fridge to let it soften before using.
  • Marshmallow creme: Use a jar of your favorite marshmallow creme or make your own marshmallow fluff to add lightness to the dip.
  • Fresh orange juice and zest: I love adding some orange flavor to brighten up the richness of the dip.
  • For serving: A vibrant selection of fresh fruits like berries, oranges, grapes, or bananas.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Citrus swap: Instead of orange, try lemon or lime zest and juice for a different citrus twist.
  • Sweeten the deal: For an extra layer of flavor, mix in a tablespoon of honey.
  • Flavor boost: Add a dash of vanilla extract for a subtle flavor enhancement.

How to Make Fruit Dip

It only takes a few minutes to whip up this easy fruit dip!

Showing how to make fruit dip.
  • Whip the softened cream cheese with an electric mixer until it’s light and fluffy.
  • Gently fold in the marshmallow creme along with the orange juice and zest, mixing until well combined and smooth.
  • Chill the mixture in the refrigerator until it’s time to serve. This step ensures the dip is refreshingly cool and at its best consistency.
  • Serve the dip with your favorite fruit and other dippers and let the fun begin!

Expert Tips

  • How to soften cream cheese: Leave it on the counter for an hour or so to soften. Alternatively, place unwrapped cream cheese on a microwave-safe plate and heat for about 15 seconds, or until soft (not melted).
  • Serving style: Try serving the dip in a hollowed-out fruit bowl, such as a pineapple boat or large orange, for an extra touch of elegance and fun.
  • Keep it fresh: To prevent the fruit from browning, lightly toss the slices in lemon juice before arranging them around the dip.
Fruit dip in a bowl.

Recipe FAQs

How can I give this dip an extra fluffy texture?

For an even fluffier texture, you can add a small amount of whipped cream or stabilized whipped cream (or store-bought Cool Whip) to the dip after mixing the primary ingredients. Fold it in gently to maintain the airiness.

Is there a way to reduce the sweetness of this dip?

To reduce sweetness, you can decrease the amount of marshmallow creme and add a bit more cream cheese. A tablespoon of sour cream can balance out the sweetness while adding a tangy note.

Can I make this fruit dip ahead of time?

Absolutely! This dip tastes better when made ahead of time, as it allows the flavors to meld together. Just store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container and give it a quick stir before serving.

What’s the best way to store this dip?

The dip keeps beautifully in the refrigerator for up to 7 days when stored in an airtight container. Its flavors meld and deepen over time, making any leftovers a treat to look forward to.

Serving Suggestions

Beyond serving with fresh fruit like apple slices, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, oranges, and bananas, this dip is excellent with various dippers like pretzels, vanilla wafers, pound cake and cinnamon tortilla chips.

For a fun presentation at baby showers, bridal showers, and family gatherings, skip the serving dish and present it in a scooped-out melon. It’s also great to include on a fruit and cheese platter.

Fruit dip and fruit on a plate.

More sweet recipes with fruit to try include snicker salad, grape salad and pineapple fluff!

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Fruit Dip

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
Transform your fruit tray into a decadent crowd-pleasing treat with my easy fruit dip recipe. It's easy to whip up with cream cheese, marshmallow creme and orange zest!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients 

  • 8 ounce package cream cheese , softened
  • 7 ounces marshmallow creme
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

For serving: Fresh fruit such as berries, oranges, grapes or bananas

    Instructions

    • With an electric mixer, whip the cream cheese until fluffy. Add in the marshmallow creme, orange juice and zest. Mix until smooth.
    • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve chilled with fresh fruit.

    Notes

    To soften cream cheese: Leave it on the counter for an hour or so to thaw. Alternatively, place the cream cheese on a microwave-safe plate and heat for about 15 seconds, or until soft (not melted).
    Storage: Store in the refrigerator up to 7 days. 
    Fruit dip tastes great served with:
    • green apples
    • bananas
    • grapes
    • strawberries
    • pineapple
    • graham crackers 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 309IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.03mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American

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