Fruit is back in season and getting your recommended daily servings is easy when you dip them into a creamy, fluffy delicious sauce. Honestly, fruit is mostly just the vehicle to the dip. But no matter how yummy a dip is you’ll be looking for a new flavor, especially if you follow doctors orders and eat fruit daily. But fear not! With the help of these 20 amazing fruit dip recipes, your fruit will never taste the same.
The fruit is more appealing to me when I can pick it right off the tree. Only then fruit tastes so sweet and satisfying, especially when you’re ten and with your friends, you steal it from the neighbor’s tree, not quite ripe yet because those are high up bathing in the sun and out of your reach. But it doesn’t matter – forbidden fruit is so pleasing even if it’s green.
I cherish those memories not because I’m proud that I was a little fruit thief, but because it felt adventurous and because that’s how I first learned what camaraderie means. That strong sense of belonging and loyalty. No matter what, we never snitched. That’s huge when you’re a kid and easily influenced by a bribe or worse yet – a punishment.
That’s why I cherish those fruit stealing memories and probably why I planted fruit trees in my yard. A cherry tree like we used to have in our front yard that always attracted kids from the neighborhood. A quince tree, like one at my grandma’s house whose fruits she always kept on the kitchen cabinet and its fragrance, greets you as soon as you walk in. A mulberry tree to tint my fingers as the evidence. A damson tree to make my mom’s potato plum dumplings and eat them until my belly hurts. An apple tree for the apples in a robe, one of the easiest and rare desserts my mom made. A peach and a pear tree just because…
I’m growing all that fruit to keep the memories alive. I’m growing them for my granddaughters for the experience of picking a fruit from its tree and eating it right there. And if they want, they can dip them into 20 different fruit dips. It doesn’t get any better than that, people!
20 Amazing Fruit Dip Recipes
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