Margarita Fruit Dip

Impress your guests with this margarita flavored fruit dip, refrigerated and served with strawberries. Cream cheese, whipping cream and citrus make this an elegant appetizer.

Yield

28 servings

Ingredients

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup frozen (thawed) margarita drink mix (from 10-ounce can)
1/4 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
1/2 cup whipping (heavy) cream
whole strawberries

Directions

Beat cream cheese, margarita mix, orange juice and lime peel in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until smooth.

Beat whipping cream in chilled small bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

Serve dip with strawberries.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Additional Information

For an authentic margarita flavor, use 2 tablespoons tequila and 2 tablespoons orange juice instead of the 1/4 cup orange juice.

To reduce the fat to 4 g and the calories to 60 per serving, use reduced-fat cream cheese in place of the regular cream cheese and 1 cup frozen (thawed) fat-free whipped topping instead of the whipping cream.

Rub the rim of a serving bowl with a lemon, lime or orange half, then dip the rim of the bowl into a shallow dish of colored sugar.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 85 (Calories from Fat 65), Total Fat 7 g (Saturated Fat 4 g), Cholesterol 20 mg; Sodium 50 mg; Total Carbohydrate 4 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g), Protein 1 g; Exchanges: 1 Fat

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