Mixed Fruit with Cream Cheese-Pecan Topping

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When my brother Mike and his wife Kay were coming for the weekend I had two main meals to plan.  The first night of their arrival a steak dinner seemed just right.  Knowing anything apple is one of my brother’s favorites, my sous-chef alice's apple crispdish-washing mom decided to make her family favorite, Alice’s Apple Goodie  Dessert. The following night we were planning a chicken kabob dinner and I wanted a light and fruity-something for dessert.  I ended up using a Paula Deen fruit topping recipe I found on The Food Network.  The mixture of cream cheese,  fresh lemon juice, heavy whipping cream, confectioners’ sugar and chopped pecans made for a bit of sweet, and a bit of sour in this creamy, fluffy topping.

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Sous-Chef Alice, Brother Mike, Sister-in-law Kay, and Culinary Consultant Lee on an afternoon stroll.

I chose raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and bananas for the fruit mixture, although any favorite variation will work perfectly.  This is such a simple yet elegant dessert with a lovely finish to just about any meal.

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Happy Cooking!

Mixed Fruit with Cream Cheese-Pecan Topping
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Healthy, light, and flavorful make a winning Trifecta as the finishing touch to any meal.
Serves: 6 to 8 servings
Mixed Fruit
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups halved green grapes
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 ripe banana sliced
Fruit Topping
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  1. In a serving bowl, combine the blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, strawberries, and banana.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and lemon juice at medium-low speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, beat the heavy cream at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until slightly thickened. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Gently fold into the cream cheese mixture; spread over the fruit. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from The Food Network

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