3 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 cans fruit cocktail or other canned fruit, well drained, reserving 1/4 cup juice
Combine the softened cream cheese and the 1/4 cup juice reserved from draining the fruit, until well blended. You want it to be thick because even the well drained fruit will have some juice to thin it down and you don’t want it to be soupy. Stir in fruit.
I like to add chopped fresh apples and bananas when I have them. Fresh grapes would be really good mixed in as well. This would also be good with all fresh fruit. This is a great way to dress up canned fruit in the winter, when fresh fruit prices are really high.
If you use the fruit canned in fruit juice, or at least a light syrup, it’s better for you than fruit canned in heavy syrup.
My kids LOVE this! And so easy! The hard part is remembering to take the cream cheese out of the fridge!
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