Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Something From Nothing #6: Creamy Fruit Dip



I know, I know, I've already posted my Something From Nothing recipe for this month, but I thought I'd post one of these simple little recipes each week this month to give those running low on ideas and time a little help.  So just in case you need some inspiration for a dish to take to the company potluck, I've got you covered.

I first tasted this recipe many years ago at an office party myself.  I ran down the recipe and have been making it ever since.  This creamy sweet dip turns a plate of plain old fruit into a delicious dessert.  In addition to any kind of fruit you can imagine, I also like serving it with mini pretzel twists and bite size cookies.  It really goes well with most anything you can imagine.



Creamy Fruit Dip

The base for this recipe is the sour cream and brown sugar, so if that's all you've got that's good enough, but if you want to kick it up a notch, the vanilla extract gives it that extra little something.  Want to give it a bit of a holiday flavor?  Add a pinch of cinnamon.   

1 cup sour cream
3 - 4 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.  Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.  Serve with your favorite cookies and/or fruit.

6 comments:

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

Well it can't get any simpler than that. I appreciate this recipe. The only one I have is a Paula Deen version that was just too rich.

Holly @ abakershouse.com said...

I've had this dip before and thought it must have had cream cheese in there somewhere-- sour cream is the secret!! So glad I now know.

DaniD said...

Love the Christmasy backdrop :) and what a great recipe - seems like something that's appropriate for company but so so so easy to make!!!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

My grandkids would love this dip, Karen. They can be picky eaters and often don't like the appetizers that are served. This would be fun for them and would make a nice dessert too with the cookies. Thanks for a very good idea.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

So many people put out fruit at a holiday party but they don't think about a dip to make it special. This is an easy recipe to give the fruit some pizazz.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Love your fruit dip...it will give a fruit platter some pizzaz. I posted a comment earlier but it did seem to go through.