Healthy recipes: Banana-pecan dip for fruit

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  • By Kayla Scherf
  • Health and Wellness Center dietician
Editor's note: The Health and Wellness center dietician will provide a series of seasonal recipes for each month. September's recipes are based on pecans.

1 medium ripe banana
1/2 cup fat-free cream cheese
3 tablespoons pecan pieces
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 teaspoons brown sugar
3 medium apples, cored and sliced
3 medium pears, cored and sliced

How to make it:
1. Mash banana in medium bowl. Add cream cheese and beat with wire whisk until well blended. Add pecans, orange juice and brown sugar; mix well.
2. Serve with fruit.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Makes: 6 servings; 2 tablespoons of dip with 1/2 the apple and 1/2 the pear