[disclosure] Raspberry Yogurt Fruit Dip is the PERFECT finger food to make for a gathering. This simple, flavorful five-ingredient dip is slightly sweet and seriously tangy. Perfect to serve at various events, including baby showers, bridal shower, tailgates and more. Raspberry Yogurt Fruit Dip can be served alongside melon, strawberries, grapes, and pineapples. A recipe for people of all ages to enjoy, Raspberry Yogurt Fruit Dip is a favorite appetizer!
We’ve got a delicious recipe to serve to a crowd in today’s guest post. Kelly of The Anthony Kitchen and I met at the Everything Food Conference this past year and immediately clicked. We both love comfort food, and we both love entertaining. Shocker, I know.
Is it any surprise that she would make us something so delectable that I will not be able to stop eating once I start? I think not! Be sure to swing by Kelly’s blog today to give her some love and to check out allllll her favorite comfort foods of the season! – Erin
Hi there! My name is Kelly Anthony, and it’s a treat to be featured on The Speckled Palate!
Speaking of entertaining, as we are probably both well aware, this is where The Speckled Palate really shines. So today, I thought I’d bring to you one of my favorite recipes to serve up at brunches, showers and more!
If I have learned anything from years of entertaining, it is this: Us women love our fruit.
So these days, if I’m hosting a gathering geared toward my lady friends, a fruit platter will most certainly make an appearance.
For an extra special touch, I serve this raspberry yogurt fruit dip alongside it. It’s sweet, slightly tart and absolutely perfect for dipping.
The fruit dip features creamy Mascarpone cheese, which is like a toned-down version of cream cheese. The combination of both Mascarpone and cream cheese allow for other flavors to shine.
Why should I try this fruit dip?
Fruit dip is easy to make and comes together in less than five minutes. What makes it even better is it can be made days in advance, making this total perfection when it comes to entertaining.
Fruit dips are made using any number of ingredients, but most are made with a cream cheese base. Some are sweetened with powdered sugar, others call for marshmallow cream. For this recipe, the only sweetener we need comes in the form of raspberry jam.
The yogurt adds a luxurious, creamy texture to the dip. The juice and zest of a lemon add some extra tartness.
Why should the cream cheese be at room temperature?
The cream cheese should absolutely be at room temperature before blending. This will ensure that the cream cheese blends beautifully with the other ingredients. Also, it ensures the dip will be both smooth and creamy.
If the cheese is not at room temperature before mixing, you will likely end up with little curd-like pieces throughout. Definitely not the end of the world, but if you have an eye for aesthetics, keep this in mind.
What are some other dishes I can serve at a gathering with this fruit dip?
- Carrot Cake Dip with Cinnamon-Sugar Wontons
- 10-Minute Caramel Apple Dip with Cream Cheese
- Strawberry Bruschetta
- Puff Pastry Pinwheels with Bacon and Cheddar Cheese
- Grilled Peach Bruschetta
Now who’s ready to make some of this goodness at home?
Kelly explains exactly how to throw this dip together…
Raspberry Yogurt Fruit Dip is the PERFECT finger food to make for a gathering. This simple, flavorful five-ingredient dip is slightly sweet and seriously tangy. Perfect to serve at various events, including baby showers, bridal shower, tailgates and more, Raspberry Yogurt Fruit Dip can be served alongside melon, strawberries, grapes, and pineapples. A recipe for people of all ages to enjoy, Raspberry Yogurt Fruit Dip is a favorite appetizer!
- 16 oz. Mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
- ¼ cup cream cheese, at room temperature
- ½ cup raspberry preserves
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 lemon, zested
- 1 lemon, juiced
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together both the Mascarpone and cream cheese until smooth. If you don't have a stand mixer, use a mixing bowl and a handheld mixer.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix until smooth once more.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled through, one to two hours.
Please note that the cream cheese should be at room temperature before blending. This will ensure that the cream cheese blends in beautifully with the other ingredients and the dip turns out smooth and creamy.
If the cheese is not at room temperature, you will likely end up with little curd-like pieces all throughout your dip. It's not the end of the world, but if you have an eye for aesthetics, this is something you’ll want to keep in mind in regard to your prep time.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 68mg Sodium: 223mg Carbohydrates: 13g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g