As it was, this recipe was not fantastic hence the three stars. However, with a few tweaks, it disappeared quickly at a game night. First key, beat the cream cheese first, by itself, or when you add the yogurt the dip will have little chunks of cream cheese, even if you softened it first. Second, the spice proportions were all wrong. Ginger is a much stronger spice than cinnamon and there should be far less of it. I tasted the dip after making it with the full teaspoon of ginger and it was not flavorful, it was just kind of spicy. So I turned it into a double batch and added spices until I thought it tasted right. The final verdict: for a single batch, 1/2 tsp ginger(you can go as much as 3/4 tsp if you want a little heat), 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp vanilla extract. Even though my yogurt was vanilla flavored, the extra vanilla just helps to bring out the sweetness of the cinnamon a little more. With these changes, and a few hours in the fridge so the cinnamon stopped tasting powdery, this dip was perfect with fresh apple and pear slices.
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As it was, this recipe was not fantastic hence the three stars. However, with a few tweaks, it...