Fruit Tray with Fruit Dip

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
30 min

Yield:
about 3 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 whole pineapples
  • 2 large clusters green seedless grapes and several clusters Champagne grapes
  • 6 oranges, peeled and sliced into wheels
  • 1 cantaloupe, cut into cubes or balled
  • 1 honeydew melon, cut into cubes or balled
  • 24 long stemmed strawberries
  • 6 to 8 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • Red Leaf lettuce, to line silver tray
  • French Cream, recipe follows
  • French Cream:
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • Pineapple juice
Directions

Soften cream cheese and then whip with powdered sugar. Whip cream and sugar together until it forms soft peaks. Combine beaten cream cheese, whipped cream, lemon juice and zest; continue to beat, adding just enough pineapple juice to achieve desired consistency. Serve with fresh fruit tray or fruit salad.


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    Based on the five-star reviews, I took a risk and made this for a party, without having tested it first. The sauce was EXCELLENT and a huge hit with my guests. For those of you wondering how far ahead you can make this, I made the sauce about an hour before serving it to our guests and reserved half of it in the refrigerator. The next day, I served the leftover sauce mixed with cubed fruit and it was still in very good condition (no signs of separating. Should mention that I forgot to include the pineapple juice, but the dip was still great. Highly recommend this recipe.
    This dip is AMAZING. I made this for my office party 3yrs ago. Every time we have an office party this is what my co-worker request. I have made this atleast a dozen times. Big hit at office party... Thank you Paula
    awsomeness!!!!!
    I made this for my wife's birthday party & it was a HUGE hit. I substituted vanilla extract in place of the lemon zest & added some toasted pecans....still getting request for me to make it again!!!
    This recipe is soooo good that my family told me to stop looking for another fruit dip recipe and keep this one as our family recipe. I rarely use the same recipes twice...so many recipes, so little time...but this one I dare not search for another one to supercede. It's that good!
    Was a big hit! Made this for Christmas Eve. This is be on our table for years to come...all the holidays this is delious
    I only made the fruit dip to go with strawberrys for a party I was hosting. It was a huge hit. Everyone loved it and it only took minutes to make.
    Made this tray, with the dip in the pineapple. WOW! This is worth the extra 5 minutes it takes to whip the cream. My guests were so impressed, they were putting the dip into little cups to eat with a spoon. I sliced watermelon and fanned the slices along the top of the pineapple, left the leaves on it, and fanned cantaloupe slices in front of the watermelon. Piled up strawberries, the pineapple bits, grapes and kiwi. I have had so many compliments, thank you for the recipe. I would give this 6 stars if there was a sixth one!
    Paula did it again! The dip is amazing. Definitely go full throttle...and not use Cool Whip. It's worth a few extra minutes. My friends gave this dip two thumbs up.
    VERY GOOD :), I doubled the recipe and added a 20 oz. of crushed pineapple and 1/2 c. coconut to it.
    Thanks for the tips. 
    DELICIOUS ! The lemon makes this so fresh tasting. THANKS AGAIN PAULA !
    the dip is delicious. I happen to have a can of small pineapple chunks that I put on my cottage cheese and I keep it in my fridge, so I had the pineapple juice needed for this recipe. It is fabulous. I used cool whip too instead of whipping cream.
    Oh man, sooooo good!
    Love this dip, its great with everything. Like the others I use cool whip instead of whipcream. Also added a small carton of flavored yogurt like strawberry, pina colda or lemon. Strawberry is great spooned on french toast or waffles.
    Amazing!!! This is a must have at family picnics. Very easy. I always have to make 2 batches. Thanks Paula.
    Hosted a ladies only luncheon, was running short on time with the other fondues I made so I just whipped softened cream cheese, confection sugar blended well added cream little milk and teaspoon vanilla. Quick and was a great shortcut. They all loved it.
    Awesome!!! I took this to my book club and it was a huge hit. It was light tasting and delicious. I was asked for the recipe several times. I like it because it doesn't taste too sweet and doesn't mask the natural goodness of the fruit. This will become a recipe that will be added to my FAVORITES list.
    Amazing fresh fruit tray and the dip was the best I have ever had!
    I made the dip for a baby shower with strawberries, pineapple, honeydew and cantelop on little skewers. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. I did cheat a bit and used cool whip in place of the whipped cream and sugar. Also, I did not use any pineapple juice in the dip because I thought the texture was good (I had a pretty juicy lemon).
    EASY TO MAKE. EASY TO EAT
     
    Took this to a pool party on Labor Day and everyone loved it. I made a couple minor changes.
     
    1. apples, pineapple, and strawberries on skewers and added bunches of grapes to the platter (next time I will put the grapes on the skewers as well)
     
    2. used all pineapple juice instead of lemon zest and lemon
     

     
    The skewers made it so easy for everyone to just grab, dip, and go. I took another reviewers advice and soaked the apples in the pineapple juice before putting them on the skewers. I left the fruit out for about an hour before the party and had no brown apples!
     

     
    THANKS PAULA!
    Mary Jo- just a suggestion- if you don't feel like cleaning up after yourself just use cool whip instead of whipping the cream yourself. Omit the cup of whipping cream and 1/4 cup gran sugar. Another note: sometimes it's worth it to go the extra mile and clean an extra bowl, while cool whip will work, it is NOT the same. I am sure Paula doesn't have a "clean up crew" at home; or maybe her husband helps her. Any good cook knows where there is yummy food; there was a dirty dish or two.
    I just made this with a few shortcuts. I used low fat cream cheese and Light Wipped Cream out of a can. I used my stand mixer to mix the cream cheese and powered suger, Then just added in the whip cream out of the can, suger, lemon and orange (i had no pineapple). So good!! Then I decided it didn't make enough so I did the same thing as above but used Masapone Cheese and cut down on the suger. Just as good!! cant wait to serve w fruit tomorrow.
     

     
    I made this last night for a surprise party and it was a hit! This is definitely going into my recipe file.
     
    I did change a few things. I didn't do the Fruit Tray, instead I made Fruit Kabobs with apples, grapes, strawberries and pineapple. I cut my apples and soaked them in the pineapple juice to prevent them from browning. And the other thing I did differently, I used Cool-whip instead of making my own whipped cream. Much faster and easier, but it still tasted amazing! Thanks Paula, love your recipes.
    I made this for a pool party I went to, and it was a big hit! Everyone raved about it and insisted upon the recipe!
    ok, I whipped up the cream cheese and powdered sugar. I had to scrap out my kitchenaid bowl, wash it, cool it ant then whip the cream. I am so tired of "chefs" who put out recipes that pretend that we all have someone to clean up after us. Paula, make your recipes in the real world. I don't want to wash several bowls, but you have people that do that for you, right? I would love to flit out of the kitchen after I cook, like you. However, I am a real cook and have to clean up after myself. This recipe can be modified to reduce the cleanup with no loss of flavor.
    For goodness sake. Stick to reviewing the food, not how many dishes you need to wash.
    paula,
     

     
    you aes my favoriate cook af all.
    I made this dip with a little less sugar than recommended and it turned out great served with fresh strawberries and lemon bundt cake. This is a big recipe - it makes about 28 to 30 ounces. Next time, I will make half the amount.
    I've made the fruit dip many times and always a hit! I've never really had a bad recipe off FoodNetwork. Keep up the good work and good cooking!
    I seriously love just about everything this woman makes and this dip is no exception. Creamy and delicious and to die for with strawberries. However, as with most of Paula's recipes I feel that there is just a bit too much sugar added (but really, I'm weird like that. I generally cut it down by 1/2 but on this dip I would say just 1/4 less of sugar in all areas and it is PERFECTO. Thanks Paula! You always come through with something fabulous.
    This was wonderful. I made it for our family Christmas party and my mother in law was eating the dip in spoonfuls and not eating any fruit. When making this, add very little pineapple juice for the consistancy, it will get runny. Also, don't forget the lemon zest. It gives it that zip. My son said it takes like key lime pie. Hmm great idea to put in graham cracker crust but using limes, lime juice and limes zest.
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