Delicious appetizer: Christmas Fruit kabobs with Cream cheese Greek yogurt dip! Only 2 WeightWatcher Personal Points!
The First key in making a fantastic fruit dip is to make sure your dip is silky smooth. If there are chunks in it make sure that they are purposeful. Second, don’t let the fruit go brown! Nothing looks yuckier than a brown fruit kabob.
How to make your cream cheese dip silky smooth
For this recipe we will only be using a few different ingredients and all of them are essential to the dip. We will start by melting the cream cheese. DO NOT COOK IT!
When you melt the cream cheese, start by cubing it, and placing in a bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave for 3 to 5 seconds before taking it out and stirring. Repeat this step until the cream cheese is soft and melted.
Immediately, mix in the powdered sugar, Greek yogurt and vanilla until it is smooth. Cool in fridge. Sometimes I like to add things to the dip which could include things like crushed nuts or toffee.
However, that does increase the caloric value, but if you add something like nuts it also increases the amount of protein and vitamin E. Vitamin E acts as an antibiotic and helps fight off free radicals, meaning it protects your cells.
Making Christmas fruit kabobs
The kabobs are the more tedious part of this holiday appetizer. If you are making kabobs you will want disposable spears. Cut and lay out all your food so it is ready to go. I like to use fruit with red and green Christmas colors like raspberries, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, honeydew. These fruits tend to stay fresher a bit longer than others. However, if you like to use fruit that has been cut like apples, bananas, pineapple, melons and mangos the key is to put a bit of acid on them.
Acid helps inactivate an enzyme to decrease the discoloration of the fruit. You can do this by dipping them in sprite or 1/3 part lemon juice and water. Fruit does better the fresher it is prepared so try to wait until just before the event to prepare.
Making Greek fruit dip and kabobs can be time consuming, but when done with all the necessary steps they truly can be the spotlight for the appetizers.
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Christmas Fruit Kabobs with Cream Cheese Yogurt Dip
Cream Cheese Greek Yogurt Dip
- 6 oz Light Cream Cheese
- 1/2 c zero calorie powdered sweetener
- 1 c Nonfat, Greek Vanilla Yogurt
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 12 large strawberries
- 24 green grapes
- 24 chunks pineapple
- 6 oz raspberries
- 2 small bananas
- 6 oz blackberries
To make the dip
- Start by melting the cream cheese. DO NOT COOK IT!When you melt the cream cheese, start by cubing it, and placing in a bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave for 3 to 5 seconds before taking it out and stirring. Repeat this step until the cream cheese is soft and melted.Immediately, mix in the powdered sugar, Greek yogurt and vanilla until it is smooth. Cool in fridge.
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