Cheesecake Fruit Dip

cheesecake fruit dip

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

One ingredient most fruit dip recipes rely on is marshmallow crème. Consisting mainly of corn syrup and sugar, we wanted to find an alternative ingredient that would offer a nutritional advantage while still creating a creamy, delicious dip. Greek yogurt provided a perfect solution.

Cook's note: This fruit dip pairs well with strawberries, grapes, honeydew melon, kiwi, and sliced peaches.

Photo Credit: Susan Selasky

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces (10 tablespoons) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 containers (5.3 ounces each) low-fat Greek lemon yogurt
  • 1 box (3.4 ounces) instant cheesecake-flavored pudding
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

In a large bowl using an electric mixer, cream together cream cheese and yogurt. Gradually add pudding mix, alternating with milk. Cream until smooth. Add vanilla extract and combine. Serve with fruit.


Yield: 14 Servings (about 3 tablespoons per serving)

Nutritional Info

  • Calories = 74
  • Fat = 2 gm
  • Saturated fat = 1 gm
  • Trans fat = 0 gm
  • Cholesterol = 8 mg
  • Protein = 3 gm
  • Sodium = 145 mg
  • Carbohydrate = 10 gm
  • Fiber = 0 gm
  • Calcium = 47 mg
  • Calories from fat = 24%

Food exchanges: 1/2 milk, 1/2 fat