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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 item not reviewed by moderator and published
awsomeness!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
VERY GOOD :), I doubled the recipe and added a 20 oz. of crushed pineapple and 1/2 c. coconut to it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
DELICIOUS ! The lemon makes this so fresh tasting. THANKS AGAIN PAULA ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh man, sooooo good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing!!! This is a must have at family picnics. Very easy. I always have to make 2 batches. Thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing fresh fruit tray and the dip was the best I have ever had! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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). item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
paula, you aes my favoriate cook af all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this fruit dip fpr my kids they loved it is very good.even my 10 year old doughter, mad it every one in my family liked it, only thing thing was a little too lquidy I wasn't sure how much juice I need it ,I used ornage juice istead I didn't have pinapple juice ,but it tast so good thanks poula!. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I use this fruit dip all the time! Great at party's and it keeps pretty well so it's great the next day as a quick snack too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is wonderful, though pretty loaded with calories due to the whipping cream and cream cheese. I made it Paula's way the first time and it was delicious. Then I used lowfat (or fat-free) Cool Whip and half low-fat cream cheese and half fat-free cream cheese (Philly) and I couldn't believe it but it tasted the same! There was not any loss in flavor yet a huge loss in fat and calories. This is a winner every time. Be sure to add the pineapple juice. It really does make a difference, adding just the right bit of sweetness to the lemon's tartness. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip was easy and delicious..One tip I have is to freeze the pineapple holder before you serve it..it will help dip stay colder longer and not thin out... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, quck, tasty and smooth and delicious. Makes plenty of dip. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this and only had an hour for it to chill before we ate, but it was a huge success! We served it with grilled fruit and the kids went wild! Thanks, Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The French Cream was absolutely amazing. I used orange juice instead of the pineapple juice and it was perfect! Also, to make it a little less unhealthy I used reduced fat cream cheese and non-fat whip cream. It came out perfect and you don't feel as guilty! Everyone loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw another review that stated that she could eat the French Cream all by itself and I didn't understand it until I made it. It is absolutely delicious! The best fruit dip I've ever had and I love the possibilities of using orange juice and peel or lime instead of lemon to give different flavors. Definitely make this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a 'can't miss'. A couple of guests who usually eat like sparrows went back for seconds and thirds. It is easy, quick and delicious -- but not 'low cal'. It certainly neutralizes the healthy fruit. I am making again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dip the day before I needed it and was disappointed when I served it with my fruit tray. Not that it was bad but is was not great either. After my party I had some dip left over which I put in the refrigerator and ate again in a few days and liked it much better. It actually kept well and I ate it for a couple of more weeks usually on a mixture of berries. It just got better and better as time went on. I would make this again but I would make it at least 3 days before I needed it to get the best flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best fruit dip ever! I have served it at parties many times and never have any leftovers. Great with any fruit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dip in crunch time for a get together! I had to substitute orange for the lemon and it turned out WONDERFUL! It tasted like an orange dreamsicle!! LOVE IT!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of the best fruit dips I have ever prepared! My guests love it--I can just eat the dip on its own!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so easy to make the taste is outstanding with any fruit. I made this for a friend's party and it was the only dish that was totally consumed. The dip is rich and creamy, not too sweet, and the lemon juice and zest added enough zing to bring out the flavors of all the fruits. I used the hollowed pineapple as a container which made the dish very pretty, but the room temp and the extra liquid in the remaining meat of the pineapple made the dip a little more runny than expected over the course of the evening. Next time I will start with a thicker consistancy so guests would not have to deal w any dripping when the fruit is dipped. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this dip was totaly awsome item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe! The French cream is delicious and I like the idea of offering it as a dip or a topping for a fruit salad. My family really enjoyed this and has asked me to make it again soon. I didn't use the pineapple as it is not a favorite fruit at my house, but substituted apples and bananas. I think any fruit would be good in this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip is a staple at any of our summer functions, graduations, 4th of July, you name it. The kids love this as much as the adults do. I have caught my sister-in-law dig into it with a spoon and eat it plain! Thanks Paula for another great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The dip for this is delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made it for my branch party, and everyone loved it. I shared the recipe with my friends and now I see it at every party. What can I say.. this is incredibly delicious. Paula, thank you for this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the most delicious thing I have ever eaten on my fruit! I made it for my daughters birthday party and the fruit platter and dip was the first thing gone! Everybody wanted the recipe. This will be something I make for any gathering I attend. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a baby shower I hosted and it was fantastic!! I doubled the recipe unsure of how far it would go and definately did not need to do that. This will easily last for 20 to 30 people! It really has a great taste! Thanks Paula -- another winner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've tried many recipes for fruit dip and this one was by far the best! The whipping cream gave it a wonderful airiness, while the hint of citrus gave it wonderful flavor. I will definitely use this recipe again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe for showers, parties and small gatherings. It's terrific. It's versatile and easy. I can take this to pot lucks or parent meetings. Everyone loves it and I never have leftovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip has been a huge hit every time I have made it. It is very tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an easy recipe to make and is very delicious with the fresh fruit. I will say make sure that your cream cheese is room temperature when you start. Will be using this dip for years to come!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my daughter's birthday party and got a lot of compliments! \ item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a baby shower this weekend and my fruit tray and dip were the highlight of the buffet table! Yummy, thanks so much Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip is incredibly good. I used only the zest of the lemon and added some orange juice to thin it out since I didn't have any pineapple. This definitely goes in the keeper file. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula, Paula, Paula ... You are dangerous! This fruit dip is simply the best! I made it for a bridal shower and I got rave reviews! Everyone wanted to know how I made it. I will definately be making this again! You are an absloute doll! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great for a bridal shower. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for my wife on our anniversary, and she requested it again the following year. excellent and easy to make item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this fruit dip alongside a fruit tray for a bridal shower and everyone loved it! It was so light and just sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth. Only thing is this recipe makes A LOT!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so incredibly easy, and yet so delicious. My husband and I live in an apartment and my neighbors and us have cookouts all the time, and my neighbors demand me to bring everytime. Now I don't use all the fruit Paula uses, if I did too much would spoil since there are only 5 of us. I use watermelon, cantaloupe, red seedless grapes, and then I normally through some pineapple chunks in there. The dip is OUT OF THIS WORLD. I could eat the dip by itself. item not reviewed by moderator and published
goes great with any fruit. Everyone has asked for this recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for a special fruit dip to accompany a fruit tray for my holiday party and this was the best I've tasted! Easy to make and scrumptious! It keeps a day or so in the frig but then starts to go flat - eat it up! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best fruit dip I have ever tried! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Always using Paula's recipes insures me that I will have a successful party. This dip is always a hit everytime I make it. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
There was a bit too much lemon in this recipe for me, but my mom made it once with no lemon, and we LOVED it that way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Every time I make this for a party I never have to worry about bringing any left overs home. It is that wonderful !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was able to use everything I had on hand. I did not feel the need to add the pineapple juice. I like my dips more on the thicker side. Jane fr Green item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent, just excellent!! This definitely is a keeper recipe. I used cool whip instead of whipping cream and sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just finished making the fruit dip for a get together tomorrow. The taste is fantastic, I can't wait for my friends to try it. I also used Cool Whip instead of whipping cream and I went easy on the lemon and pineapple juice. Needless to say it's going to be a long night trying not to eat it all up before tomorrow!! Thank you Paula, you rock girl! item not reviewed by moderator and published
great, easy and a bit hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great dip! I used orange pineapple juice instead of plain pineapple and it was terrific. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Even though some of the fruit is out of season, I just improvised. The french cream was out of this world and very easy to prepare! A great platter to take to a party. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The French Cream was to die for! Everyone at my birthday gatering loved it. I have just enough left over to to toss with a some extra fruits. Can't wait. Paula, you're swesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a baby shower and it was a huge hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sweet, creamy, and divine. It's smoothness compliments any fruit, very well. I served it at my 2-year-olds birthday, and I was asked for the recipe three times. I skipped the pineapple juice, only because I tasted it before adding it; and loved it. We served it with fresh cut pineapple, orange segments, blueberries, kiwi, cantaloupe, watermelon, pears, apples, and green, red, and black grapes. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a baby shower I hosted and everyone commented on how they enjoyed it. I would definately make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
VERY YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Couldn't stop eating it!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The dip featured in this recipe is FABULOUS! I use it every time I make a fruit tray and people keep comming back for more! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was DELICIOUS. The perfect balance of citrus and sweet. Tasted great with a variey of fruit. Also it was SO fast and easy!! Definitely a plus in my book! Would make it again and recommend it to anyone looking for a fruit dip recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The dip is scrumptious and easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this fruit tray and have made it several times. I sometimes leave out a few of the fruits or add fruits that are on sale to make it more inexpensive. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was so easy and delicious! I think that it is not limited to a fruit dip...it would be great on angel food or pound cake with fruit on top as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Outstanding fruit dip! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best fruit dip I have found. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great for summer parties, especially brunches or lunches. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This fruit tray is going to be so cool.I'm only 13 but it was good.I made it for a birthday party.They all loved it. Teala item not reviewed by moderator and published
thank you paula for bringing the fun back to the kitchen item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried it for a picnic with friends and it the dip was an instant hit. It would also make a wonderful compliment to a lemon pound cake. I used organic ingredients and did not find a need for the pineapple juice. Thanks for the recipe Paula, I love you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one was a good idea for a potluck. I brought this when everyone else was bringing cakes and pies. It went over really well because it was light and refreshing. Next time I make the dip I will not add that much lemon, it was almost too overbearing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served this fruit dip for a brunch party and it got rave reviews across the board. People were even slathering it on their french toast because it was so good and they couldn't get enough. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will definitely make this again. It's a nice creamy dip for the fruit that is sweet but not overpowering. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You gotta love the simplicity of this recipe, but when your down with the platter it just looks elegant! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this fruit tray for a party we had at work. I even served the dip in a hollowed out pineapple half. It was beautiful and everyone loved it. There are only about 10 of us in the office, so I figured I'd have to lug a ton a fruit back home, but it was all gone! Everyone couldn't believe how much "trouble" I had gone to. They said I had really outdone myself. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved it and couldn't get enough of the dip. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love the dip, got rave reviews at a party!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I 4 times the recipe and used it for a small Art Gallery Opening. Got a lot of of positive feed back. I also gave it a extra kick by using pineapple juice I mixed up from the left over pineapple for the fruit tray. Yeah item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks for the tips. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For goodness sake. Stick to reviewing the food, not how many dishes you need to wash. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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