A fruit tray is always better served alongside this delicious fruit dip! With only four ingredients, this cream cheese fruit dip is simple to make and the perfect addition to any celebration!
I may be the outlier, but I personally love it when people serve fresh fruit at parties! Vegetable trays not so much, but I love being able to grab some fruit alongside all of the yummy desserts and snacks!
It’s even better when people serve fresh fruit and a homemade fruit dip like this one.
I’ve tried a lot of fruit dips – both homemade and store bought – and this is still my personal favorite. It’s a cream cheese based fruit dip combined with a little sugar and citrus for a refreshing flavor that’s great with all sorts of fruit!
This would also be really good alongside a dessert board that has fruit on it!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Four-Ingredients – this recipe only needs four ingredients, likely ingredients you already have at home and if not, they’re readily available at any grocery store!
- Bright flavor – unlike some fruit dips that are just super sweet, this one has a bright and citrusy flavor that cuts down on the sweetness.
- Easy to make – all you have to do is mix, mix, and mix again! That’s it – easiest fruit dip recipe ever!
- Cream cheese – you want the cream cheese to be softened before mixing so that it’s easy to mix with the other ingredients. I recommend taking it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before you make this!
- Orange zest – make sure you are using fresh orange zest rather than the bottled orange peel. Orange zest is going to give you a much fresher flavor compared to the bottled zest (that’s really good in this cranberry orange bread).
It feels a bit silly to be even explaining how to make this fruit dip because it’s so simple but here goes nothing!
Combine orange juice, powered sugar, and orange zest together until they’re well combined. You can either do this using a whisk, a hand mixer, or a stand mixer – your choice!
Once those are completely combined, beat in the softened cream cheese until the fruit dip is a good consistency. You want it to be nice and smooth with all of the ingredients mixed together.
I highly recommend using a hand or stand mixer of some sort for combining the cream cheese, simply because it makes it so much easier to get the smooth consistency you’re looking for.
Once the dip is mixed, place it in the refrigerator to chill until you’re ready to serve.
Serve alongside your favorite fresh fruit – berries, pineapple, and grapes are all great with this!
Store in the refrigerator covered until ready to serve. Place any leftovers back in the refrigerator after serving and use for up to a week before tossing.
Serve with a spoon so that people can put some of this dip on their own plates unless of course you’re just making this for yourself, then dip away!
I do not recommend freezing this fruit dip because it will not thaw at the consistency you’re looking for. Instead, just make up a brand new batch in just a minute or two!
Make a fruit tray with this fruit dip by simply washing and cutting your favorite fruits. Place them on a plate, platter, or serving tray with a bowl of this fruit dip on the side. The best fruit for fruit trays are ones that won’t brown (so no apples or bananas) and that will hold up to dipping in a fruit dip!
More Easy Dips
If you like this fruit dip recipe, you should try out these other yummy dips – they make great appetizers!
- Layered taco dip – the ultimate taco dip recipe, perfect for game day parties and tailgating!
- Buffalo chicken dip – this ultra popular recipe is always a family favorite! Super easy to make too!
- Brownie batter dip – this dip tastes just like brownie batter but without the danger of actually eating the raw batter! It’s a chocolate lover’s dream!
- Spinach artichoke dip – the best ever spinach dip and probably the easiest you’ll ever try too!
- Queso fundido – a little cheese, a little chorizo, and a lot of deliciousness all in one dip!
Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
- Zest of one orange
- Mix orange juice, powdered sugar, and orange zest together until it's well combined.1/4 cup orange juice, 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, Zest of one orange
- Beat in cream cheese until dip reaches a good consistency.8 oz cream cheese
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Update: This post was originally written in 2016 and has since been updated with updated photos and text. The recipe remains the same. The image below is a sample from the original post.