A few weekends ago, Ryan and I had a handful of our friends over for a game night. Before it was game time, we all hung out in the kitchen, drinking wine and eating appetizers.
I put out a display of various cheeses with bread, crackers, fresh fruit, olives and more. It was your typical cheese spread with the exception of one thing. A mascarpone and orange marmalade dip!
The dip came together without too much thought and only used two ingredients, so I was shocked when everyone raved about it! I was inspired to make the dip by the TV show Chopped. Many of the chefs gravitate toward mascarpone as a main ingredient in the dessert round of the chef competition show and they always come up with the most delicious looking desserts that incorporate the creamy cheese.
Orange Mascarpone Dip
- 3/4 cup mascarpone
- 1/4 cup orange marmalade
- Combine mascarpone and orange marmalade and stir together until everything is adequately combined.
- Spread it on top of warm French bread or use it as a dip for fresh fruit or cinnamon sugar pita chips.
Note: You may want to double or triple this recipe if you are serving a group.
I told you it was easy!
This morning, I made the dip again and used it as somewhat of a cream cheese substitute and spread it on top of a toasted whole wheat English muffin.
Not a bad way to kick off a Wednesday!
Question of the Morning
- What is your favorite kind of dip?
My favorites include guacamole, seven layer dip or this honey peanut apple dip my mom makes on occasion. Yum!