Unique gingerbread dip a must-try for holiday entertaining

(NC) Whether you're hosting a fun and festive party or looking for the perfect end to a dinner with family, this tasty twist on gingerbread is an unexpected dessert that will leave everyone delighted. Lightly sweetened with naturally-sourced stevia and served with your favourite fruit, this calorie-conscious dip tastes deceivingly indulgent but won't add those dreaded holiday pounds.

Gingerbread DipMakes 8 servings

Ingredients:1 package (8 oz. or 225 g) reduced fat cream cheese, softened

1 container (5.3 oz. or 150 g) light vanilla-flavoured Greek yogurt

1/2 cup (125 mL) Pure Via Granulated sweetener*

2 tbsp (30 ml) sugar-free table syrup

1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice

1/2 tsp (2 ml) ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp (2 ml) ground ginger

1/4 tsp (1 ml) ground nutmeg

Fresh mint, optional

Sliced fruit, such as strawberries, bananas, pineapple and cantaloupe

Preparation:1. Combine all ingredients except fruit and mint; mix well. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to allow flavours to blend.

2. Garnish dip with mint, if desired. Serve with skewers of fruit.*Or substitute 12 packets Pure Via sweetener

Additional dessert ideas are available at www.purevia.ca.Note that stevia, the sweetener in Pure Via, is also known as steviol glycosides.

Nutritional information per serving (1/4 cup dip): Calories: 85, Sodium: 105 mg, Fat: 6 g, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Cholesterol: 22 mg, Protein: 4 g

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