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Easy Fruit Dip

An easy, sweet, caramel-flavored fruit dip.
 
 
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Step 1: Mix ingredients

Mix sour cream with brown sugar. Yup, that's it. You can adjust the ratios to your taste, but I'd estimate a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio of sour cream to brown sugar. Mix and taste to see what you prefer.

When you first mix them together the brown sugar will be grainy, brown specks in clearly white sour cream; after a short while the crystals will melt into the mix, forming a nice light-brown dip.

This dip can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator; in fact it's preferable to give the flavors time to mingle.

Step 2: Serve

Remove from refrigerator, stir, and serve with the fruit of your choice. It goes well with apples, pears, persimmons, peaches, strawberries, pineapple, bananas, and most any other fruit I've tried it with.

One of these divided dishes works well, though I'd recommend against this ungodly color of pink. Even if it's on sale, DON'T buy the pink one.

Store unused portion in the refrigerator; it should keep just under a week.
fonzuzu2 years ago
you can find garam masala in any indian grocery store, google it to find some in ur area
suayres2 years ago
This mixture is even better with some freshly grated/ground nutmeg stirred in. Also, for a stellar dessert, stir in halved, seedless green grapes. Yummy! It was my Grandmother who gave me the "receipt".
canida (author)  suayres2 years ago
Ooh, that sounds great. I'll try it!
Where do you find Garam Masala? Or do you have the recipe to make it? Thanks
Try Penzey's Spices--they're online, & their spices & herbs are alway super fresh & expertly blended. Ask them to send their catalog. You won't be sorry. If you're lucky, they may have a store in your area. I'm super lucky, cuz I live in Milwaukee, which is where their HQ is located, and they have a store about a mile away. The aroma when you walk in their door is intoxicating....
canida (author)  davannholmes7 years ago
Any grocery that sells bulk spices will probably carry a garam masala; that's how I get mine. Whole Foods and other similarly yuppie places should have it too. Indian grocery stores will certainly carry it.

Recipes vary significantly, so there's no right (or wrong) way to make a garam masala. Think of it as the Indian version of a "pumpkin pie spice" blend. For this use, a shake of each ingredient will work nicely.

Here's the wikipedia entry.
abnor5 years ago
the pink makes it more attractive actually
We just tried this. OH god. It was so tasty. It is too easy to not try. If you have your doubts, live on the wild side for once. The ingredients are cheap, and if it does not taste good to you - then well...throw it away. As a side note, I added a bit of Garam Masala (an Indian spice: Coriander, black pepper, cumin, cardamom, and cinnamon), and by a bit I mean a very little bit. It kicked things up, and it was very good.
Looks like your fruit could use some vitamin C
canida (author)  Tool Using Animal7 years ago
Yeah, we didn't do a photo shoot, so this was cropped out of a bigger picture after a while on the table. We tossed the apples and pears with lemon juice earlier, but it obviously wasn't enough for the long haul. They still tasted good, just didn't look so pretty.
leahculver7 years ago
So simple! I have no excuse not to make this.
ewilhelm7 years ago
It should be noted that no one who ate this could guess the ingredients of the fruit dip. So, if sweet sour cream doesn't sound too appetizing, you should still try it because it's very surprising.
spinach_dip7 years ago
Hmm, persimmons, you must mean the asian type. It's just about time for the yearly persimmon hunt around here, and the native ones arn't worth eating until they are mush (unless you like cotton-mouth sour).
canida (author)  spinach_dip7 years ago
Exactly right. These are fuyus, which are fantastic for eating out of hand.
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