The Best Fruit Dip Recipe Ever

In just five minutes, you can pull together this easy cream-cheese fruit dip recipe. We use lemon three ways—lemon zest, lemon juice and lemon curd—to create a bright dip that pairs well with any fruit. The slight sweetness of the lemon curd balances the tanginess of the reduced-fat cream cheese. Want to change things up? Try swapping the lemon curd with another fresh fruit preserve like strawberries or blueberries.

a recipe photo of the Easy Fruit Dip
Photo: Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • ½ cup reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 4 tablespoons lemon curd, divided

  • 1 cup whole-milk plain strained yogurt, such as Greek-style

  • Assorted fruit such as apple slices, pineapple slices, strawberries and/or banana slices for serving (optional)


  1. Place cream cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons lemon curd in a medium bowl; stir with a spatula until smooth and creamy. Add yogurt; whisk until well combined and smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl; swirl in the remaining 2 tablespoons lemon curd. Serve with assorted fruit, if desired.

To make ahead

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

65 Calories
4g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 2 Tbsp.
Calories 65
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Vitamin A 83IU 2%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 3mcg 1%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Magnesium 3mg 1%
Potassium 45mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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