I grew up eating these Fruit Skewers and Dip. My mom made them for every birthday party we hosted at the house and any other event or gathering that we hosted or attended. As a result, she became known as “The Fruit Lady.” People loved her fruit platters sooo much. It is funny now looking back, since usually the parties we went to always had a big dessert table, but most people flocked to the fruit that she brought. When I tell you that as fast as this was put out, it was gone almost just as fast, I am telling you the truth. Fortunately, she always saved us some in the refrigerator at home.
These Fruit Skewers and Dip are G-O-O-D! They are something light, something refreshing, and something different from the ordinary. For one, they look so appealing since they are neatly placed on skewers. Secondly, the beautiful white color of the dip in addition to its fluffiness, looks like something you would want to eat just by itself. Eating fruit this way is a good way to be creative and even get children involved in the kitchen. This makes a wonderful dessert or even snack. This is a great way to start eating healthier or even get young children to eat their fruit.
Now, this can be considered a dessert since the fruit dip is added, but it also can make people feel better for choosing a healthier and more nutritious option. Growing up, my mom always said “If you want to help me make the fruit platter and dip, then wash your hands well and dry them.” I was more than happy to help her since it was so much fun choosing which fruit I got to put on the skewer in any order that I chose. I did not want to make every skewer the same. For me, it was important that people had options among the skewers.
Recently, I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could figure out how to make the dip alone without asking my mom for her recipe. I think I did a pretty good job. This dip is nice and sweet, but it also has a tang to it from the lemon juice. This dip is what enhances the skewers perfectly. I like that it is not messy or runny. When you dip the fruit skewer into it, the dip is just thick enough to cling on to the fruit. Making this dip is also a great way to mask any fruit that is not quite as ripe as you would like it to be.
My favorite fruits to pair with the dip are: strawberries, grapes, blueberries, honeydew, watermelon, pineapple, and cantaloupe. You do not have to use the same ones that I use. You can use any fruit that you like.
I hope you enjoy making these Fruit Skewers and Dip! Try it for yourself and give it to somebody else to try. I am sure they will love it and maybe, just maybe, you will be known as “The Fruit Lady…or Gentleman.”
Enjoy Dipping and Eating these oh so delicious Fruit Skewers and Dip.