Cognac Fruit Dip
If you like something a little out of the ordinary, this cognac fruit dip is an excellent dip. Made with cognac and Grand Marinier, the taste really pops. But it also does contain powdered sugar, so those on a no or low sugar diet would have to make a substitution. But this recipe has a very rich flavor. Sometimes I also use it to put over ice cream - that is always a real hit. The other big plus is that it is so easy to make.
I'm so used to just putting everything together by instinct, but this is approximately the amounts of ingredients that I use. You can modify the quantities of any one of these, however it suits you.
8 oz of sour cream
1/2 cup of powdered sugar (I've also used brown sugar)
3 teaspoons of cognac
3 teaspoons of Grand Marnier
Mix all the ingredients together well until it is smooth. You can adjust the amounts of cognac and Grand Marnier according to how you want the consistency to be. You can also add in a little more sour cream or powdered sugar if you want to. Make sure you refrigerate this when you're not using it.
There are many different kinds of fruit to use for this dip: wedges of oranges, strawberries, kiwi, chunks of pineapple (including canned), slices of peaches and pears, also grapes. Just about any kind of fruit works well. I've also made the chocolate covered strawberries and then dipped them into this mix. Very good! For serving, I like to use the colored or decorative toothpicks to put the fruit on.
I'm sure you will find this to be quite a hit if you make it for a party.