Creamy Orange Fruit Dip and a Virtual Baby Shower

This is one of those simple but fabulous recipes that everyone seems to love. It’s rich, creamy and delicious and tastes like a Creamsicle, only smoother and creamier. My sister gave me the recipe years ago and I get requests for the recipe whenever I make it.

Today’s recipe is part of a Virtual Baby Shower for Two Peas and Their Pod hosted by Marla, Family Fresh Cooking, and Lisa, With Style and Grace. Friends of Maria and Josh are posting a fun craft or recipe to help celebrate their soon to arrive little pea.

Maria and Josh are going to be great parents and I’m sure there will always be cookies in the house.  I wish them an easy, uneventful, quick delivery and look forward to holding their sweet little angel.

I’m happy to contribute my fruit and Creamy Orange Fruit Dip to the celebration. The dip comes together in a flash, as long as you have your cream cheese and the orange juice concentrate at room temperature. You don’t even need to use a mixer.

This dip isn’t low fat or low cal, but since you’re only eating a tablespoon or so of it and you’re eating it with fruit, I feel pretty good about eating it. The orange zest is my only change to the recipe. I think it adds just a little extra zip and a nice color.

Creamy Orange Fruit Dip and a Virtual Baby Shower

Creamy Orange Fruit Dip and a Virtual Baby Shower

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate, room temperature
  • 7 oz. jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

Directions

  1. Stir cream cheese and orange juice together until smooth. Fold in marshmallow creme and zest. Mix until well combined.
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In addition to participating in the Virtual Baby Shower, I had the privilege of helping host a Baby Shower for Maria at my house with some of Utah’s best food bloggers. We had a great time at the shower catching up with old friends and new, talking about babies and giving birth, and of course talking about food.

If you’ve ever been to a food bloggers party, you know the food is going to be fabulous. A big thank you to everyone who brought food, and Deborah, Taste and Tell, for getting the ball rolling and taking care of the decorations.

I hope you’ll have fun blog hopping to all of the blogs participating in today’s Virtual Baby Shower for Two Peas & Their Pod:

Drinks

Simple Bites – Lemon Balm infused Lemonade
Ingredients, Inc. – Healthy Fruit Punch
Food for My Family – Lemongrass Soda
Heather’s Dish – Mixed Fruit Punch
She Wears Many Hats – Mini Pistachio Smoothies 
Georgia Pellegrini – Watermelon Agua Fresca

Appetizers/Savory Bites

With Style and Grace – Truffle Popcorn
Family Fresh Cooking – Baby Peas & Cheese Frittata
Barbara Bakes – Creamy Orange Fruit Dip and Fruit
Aggie’s Kitchen – Pasta Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette
Reluctant Entertainer – Nutella Berry Bruschetta

Dessert

TidyMom – Baby Blue Velvet Cake Truffles
Dorie Greenspan – French Lemon Cream Tart
i am baker – Baby Pea Baby Shower Cake
Brown Eyed Baker – Pavlova
Picky Palate – Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich
What’s Gaby Cooking – Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
Cookin’ Canuck – Nutella & Cream Cheese Swirled Blondies
Kevin and Amanda – Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups
Sweetopia – Decorated Sugar Cookies
Mountain Mama Cooks – Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Sweetapolita – Little Pea Sugar Cookie Pops
Bake at 350 – Petit Fours with fondant pea pods
RecipeGirl – Baby Button Cookies
RecipeBoy – Mud Cups with Gummy Worms
Add a Pinch – Blackberry Tartlets
Dine and Dish – Oven Baked Cinnamon Apples
Vintage Mixer – Mint Chocolate Pudding Shots 

Crafts

Wenderly – Handmade Sweet Pea Cards
Our Best Bites – How To: Make a Diaper Cake Centerpiece




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  1. says

    Congratulations to both of them! What a party. Your fruits dipping sounds simply delish. May their baby arrives safely. God bless!
    Best wishes,
    Kristy

  2. says

    Hi Barbara ! Thank you for visiting our website and for your lovely comments! I love your recipes and now I am a follower! Never made a creamy orange dip, and it looks and sounds delicious. I will have to try this recipe for my next gathering. Thanks again! :)

  3. Sheila says

    Oh, yum! Yes, the orange zest will definitely give the dip a beautiful color. This is perfect for a party I’m hosting on Saturday. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. says

    I’ve seen similar recipes for this creamsicle based fruit dip and I’ve always wanted to make it. It sounds like the ultimate dip for fruit. So nice that you were all able to get together, enjoy each other, and enjoy some great food. Looks like a fantastic time.

  5. says

    This looks so smooth and heavenly, Barbara! The orange zest is a good call:) The food at the shower looks yummy! That’s the only problem with the “virtual” shower, I don’t get to taste all the goodies!

  6. says

    What a fun time to host the baby shower. I bet it was fabulous!!! I didn’t know about the virtual baby shower or I would have baked something. :( O-well, next time. ;)

  7. says

    Thanks Barbara for doing 2 showers for me. You sure spoil me:) I am so lucky to have you as a friend and I loved the fruit and dip! So tasty:)

  8. says

    Oh how good does this sound!! I love fruit dips and I’m loving your dish it’s in too :)

    So happy you brought this to the party! :) Thanks for sharing a few photos of the real thing…wish I could have been there!

    Congrats Maria and Josh!!

  9. says

    Yeah, a recipe for that dip! It was a highlight of the evening for me! Thanks for hosting Maria’s real life baby shower. It was great to see everyone.

  10. says

    Oh, Barbara, does this recipe bring back memories. My mom always made this recipe years ago, for showers that she would throw with her friends. My mom was a beautiful hostess and blessed many young moms. She’d also sew her own blankets. Thanks for the reminder of this yummy recipe, and I really hope Maria is blessed today!

  11. says

    I love dipping my fruit and this orange flavored dip sound amazing. Perfectly sweet and creamy and I could just eat it with a spoon in fact! What a sweet and fantastic idea for a virtual baby shower. Brilliant idea

  12. says

    I will have to bookmark this. For my daughters birthday party last weekend I had in my head that I wanted the “Orange” fruit dip, but I just didn’t get to it and just served the fruit with some vanilla yogurt. This sounds great! I bet it gets nice and fluffy and I like that you added the zest as well.