May 26, 2013

Red White and Blue Fruit Skewers with Cheesecake Yogurt Dip


Strawberry and Blueberry skewers with Angel Food Cake

If you need a quick last minute dessert that doesn't require much work, it doesn't get easier than this! These fresh strawberry, blueberry and angel food cake skewers are perfect for Memorial Day.


I'm not sure what it is about putting fruit on sticks that makes them so appealing, but my youngest daughter's eyes lit up when she couldn't wait to eat them.

I wanted a cheesecake flavored dip so I played around with yogurt, cream cheese, vanilla and sugar, and it was exactly was I was looking for. The strawberries tasted wonderful with this dip, a keeper!

This will feed a large crowd, you can assemble it in the morning, and refrigerate until ready to eat.





Red, White, and Blue Fruit Skewers with Cheesecake Yogurt Dip
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 24 • Size: 1 skewer, 1 tbsp dip • Old Points: 2 • Weight Watcher Points+: 2 pt
Calories: 85 • Fat: 1 g • Carb: 16 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 3 g • Sugar: 6 g
Sodium: 128 mg • Cholest: 0 mg  

Ingredients:


For the cheesecake dipping sauce:

  • 4 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar

For the skewers:
  • 14 oz angel foods cake, cut about 1-inch cubes
  • 72-84 medium strawberries (about 3.5 lbs) stems removed
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 24 to 28 skewers

Directions:

In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese with yogurt, vanilla and sugar. Mix well until sugar dissolves; set aside.

Thread 3 strawberries and 2 cubes of cake onto each skewer, alternating between strawberries and cake. Finish each skewers with 3 blueberries. Place finished skewers on a platter and refrigerate until ready to eat.

serving size: 1 skewer, 1 tbsp dip
makes about 24 - 28 skewers

43 comments :

  1. You just changed my life. I woke up this morning saying how much I really wanted a cheesecake dip that wasn't as fattening as cheesecake. What do I see when I come to SkinnyTaste? EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED!

    Too amazing! :D

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    1. You are so right in saying that and it just what I would like too.

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  2. OMG Gina looks great. I wonder if you could use that "dip" made into a larger batch for cheesecake?

    diane

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  3. This looks awesome and so festive! Love the cheesecake dip. Yum.

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  4. I made this today for our memorial day party, It was a big hit with adults and kids alike. Festive, tasty and not too bad for you! I used truvia in place of the sugar and it still came out amazing. Thank you for your blog it is my favorite one!!

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  5. I love anything made with cream cheese. I can't wait to try it!

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  6. Hey,
    this looks so tasty!!! :)
    Kisses
    Tabea

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

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  7. Gina,
    I think these are just wonderful! Each Sunday, we visit as a family. (We are Italian!) My little nephew always like to make some kind of special recipe with me to share with the whole family. Some times I make trail mix, some times it's s'mores. I am always looking for something new and healthy for us to make. This will be a great "go-to" for our little chef experiences. I love all of your recipes and use them almost daily!
    Karen

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  8. This looks amazing! I'm going to skip the cake to make it super-simple gluten free. My kids are going to gobble this up!

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  9. I love it! I have had the greek yogurt and cream cheese combination and it is fabulous! I just love it!!!! Happy Memorial Day!

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  10. This looks so delicious and yummy! Thanks for sharing and I will definitely try this.

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  11. The dip sounds wonderful. I, too, would skip the cake, and perhaps substitute honeydew melon. (I don't need to be gluten free, just don't see any point in eating cake…)

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  12. I wonder how this would be grilled?

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  13. Needed an item to bring to a picnic today. These are perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. What a cute idea Gina- I love summer. Such a great time for creative, light meals!

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  15. Mmmmm looks so good. I'm going to have to try this!

    x

    http://thewearwithal.typepad.com/

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  16. What a great idea! I wish I would have read this yesterday before a potluck dinner I attended with friends. I will check your website first before my next potluck. Can't wait to make this for my next event!

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  17. Great dessert/appetizer!! Love that it can be assembled ahead of time!

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  18. This looks amazing!!

    Gina, I hate to write this on another post, but I left a comment with some questions on your "low fat cc cookies" recipe and was hoping you could answer them for me please :) I think with a little help, I can make them as good as yours!

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    1. Sorry Lori, email me if you can

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    2. Thanks! Just emailed under my yahoo account.

      BTW, I don't know how you have a daughter in college when you look young enough to be in college yourself!!

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  19. We loved these! Thanks for the recipe.

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  20. I've checked out so many other website for the recipe!
    YOURS is the BEST!!!
    Can't say thank you enough but THANK YOU!!!!

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  21. This was a big hit at our house! My light-as-a-feather 2-year old LOVED the dip, so I may be making a full-fat version for her. It definitely hit the spot!

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  22. I served just the skewers on Memorial Day as a last minute treat (pulled some whipped topping out of the freezer for those who wanted to dip) and they were a hit! They looked so cute and festive on the table. Thanks!

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  23. Love this! Will be making this at my next tea party. Thanks!

    K. Akhi
    http://intensepursuits.com

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  24. Oh my goodness these look so yummy! And my mom would love this. I'll have to make some for her next time I visit. Thanks for the lovely recipe!

    http://thescoopbydanielle.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. This is such a great idea! I am looking forward to adding this recipe to my 4th of July celebration! :D

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  27. Thank you for posting this recipe, this looks like it will be an amazing healthy treat that feels like a "cheat"! I'm so excited to try this out now, it looks like a perfect summer snack! I'm especially excited to try the cheesecake dipping sauce. How creative! I love that you include the nutrition info with your recipes--particularly the Weight Watchers Points.

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  28. Do you have to use raw sugar? Is it ok to use regular granulated?

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  29. Making for my Birthday in July. You should re-post this for the 4th of July too :-)
    Thanks!!!

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  30. I am not a greek yogurt fan what can replace it? just regular vanilla perhaps?

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  31. Found the best app for sharing recipes ever! It’s called Heirloom Recipes my sister just got it today and emailed me this recipe with the link and I got the free version to try it and OMG I imported the recipe right into the app no typing or anything! The email had the link to the free one: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id617619870. I’m going to make these for our upcoming family gathering next week. I hope mine looks as perfect as the pictures of it here. Thanks!!!

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  32. Do you use plain or vanilla Greek yogurt?

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  33. Just made this for today! It is very yummy! I did add some fresh lemon juice! Can not wait to eat our dessert!

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  34. I used this as the basis to make cheesecake flavored frozen dessert (by cutting down the cream cheese and yogurt, but adding nonfat evaporated milk). It was great! Thanks!

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