Bring a Little Sunshine to the Party

Pineapple dip recipeEasy Pineapple Dip Recipe

This pineapple dip for a party is one of those things that it’s fairly easy to make, but it makes a big impression! Which is totally what you want when you’re bringing a dish to a party, right?

I made this dip for an office party and it was a big hit. It’s perfect for a luau party, a pot luck, game day, or really any time you’re entertaining. It brings a little bit of sun no matter what the climate. It’s fun to make, and so easy it only takes six steps. If you’re looking for luau party recipes, definitely consider this. You could even argue that it’s pretty healthy–just look at all the fruit and nuts! It’s gluten free, but not dairy or nut free, as you’ll see by looking at the ingredients.

Pineapple dip recipe6-Step Tropical Pineapple Pecan Dip Recipe

  • 2 packages cream cheese
  • ⅔ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple (drain off all the juice)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp real maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans (optional)Pineapple Dip Recipe

Step 1: Slice a pineapple in half lengthwise. Hollow out the half with the stem still attached. It also helps to carefully slice off a section from the back of the pineapple to keep it stable, since this is going to be your base.

Step 2: Dice the fruit from the hollowed out half and the remaining half of the pineapple. Set aside hollowed pineapple and pecans.

Step 3: Blend remaining ingredients by mixer (easiest) or by hand. Add in the diced pineapple.

Step 4: Place mixture in hollowed out pineapple and cover in pecans.

Step 5: Decorate with plate garnishes such as sliced oranges, kumquat and tropical flowers. It’s really the garnishes that make this dish adorable, so have fun with it! I used silk flowers, orange slices and plums. Kumquat, coconut and grapefruit would also be adorable!

Step 6: Serve with vanilla wafers or crackers, whichever suits your sweet/savory fancy.

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Pineapple dip recipe

7 Comments on Bring a Little Sunshine to the Party

  1. maggie
    June 22, 2019 at 8:16 am (1 year ago)

    at any point do you put the remaining diced pineapple in the dip???

    • Abbie
      June 26, 2019 at 11:13 am (1 year ago)

      Yes, that should be blended in. I changed the directions to make it more clear. Thanks for pointing that out!!

  2. Elizabeth
    June 29, 2019 at 9:25 am (1 year ago)

    Do the chopped pecans go in the dip???? Or just the slices on the top???

    • Abbie
      July 22, 2019 at 2:56 pm (12 months ago)

      I just put them on top.


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