Awesome 3 Ingredient Fruit Dip and Spread

  • 8 ounces of cream cheese (regular or reduced fat) - at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract


In a medium size bowl, mix all three ingredients until smooth and creamy. You can mix by hand or use an electric mixer. Chill for one hour in fridge.  Serve as a dip with fresh fruit (apples, strawberries, grapes, bananas and more), pretzels, animal crackers and graham cracker sticks. Use as a spread for toast, bagels, bread and English muffins. Enjoy!


  • Add 1/4 teaspoon (or more) or dust the top with cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice
  • add toffee bits or crushed Heath or Skor candy bars
  • add chopped nuts - peanuts, pecans, walnuts

For best results for smooth dip without lumps, make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature - takes about 25 to 30 minutes on the counter top.