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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fresh Fruit Orange Dip



An easy and delicious dip to serve with fresh fruit. Recipe found in Marilee's Recipe Box.

4 eggs

1/3 cup butter or oleo – room temperature

¼ cup sugar

1 teaspoon grated orange rind

1/8 teaspoon salt

½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice + 1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 small pineapple, peeled and cut in fingers

2 medium apples, cored and cut in wedges

2 medium oranges, peeled and cut in slices

2 medium bananas, sliced


In the jar of an electric blender, combine the four eggs, 1/3 cup of butter, ¼ cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of orange rind and 1/8 teaspoon of salt. Blend on medium for one minute. While the blender is running, add the specified amounts of orange juice and lemon juice.


Pour mixture into top of double boiler. Stir constantly over simmering water until the mixture thickens. This will take about 10 minutes.


Cover and chill. Makes approximately 8-10 servings. Serve with the cut up fruit.


This makes a beautiful and delicious light dessert or can be served as an appetizer.


My in-laws lived in Orlando for several years and had an abundance of fresh fruit. They had 2 orange trees, a grapefruit tree, and a lemon tree in the back yard. The lemons they picked from that tree were the biggest lemons I had ever seen. Much bigger than any I had ever seen in a grocery store.


My children loved to visit their grandparents and help them harvest this fruit. My oldest son would climb up on the ladder and hand the fruit down to the younger ones. They usually picked the fruit as they needed it until it became so ripe they had to gather it all. Those were times of good food and great memories.


Graphic from The Graphics Fairy.

4 comments:

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Judith,
What a great use for this graphic! Your recipes look sooo tasty. This is a dangerous place for someone with a giant sweet tooth like me!!

Karen

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Thanks so very much, Karen, for stopping by and leaving a comment! I love your graphics. Am so pleased that you liked my use of this one.

Come again often.

Beth Niquette said...

Oooooh, I am hungry now. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Marie Isabelle Reed said...

Marie Isabelle Reed from My Vintage Wedding wrote:

Hi! I had the strangest experience over at your recipe blog! I was trying to leave a comment and my computer crashed... twice! I had rebooted and tried again to no avail! How good I not love a recipe couple with such a nifty vintage image! I can just see the HUGE lemons!

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