Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Island Layer Dip

Caution: this recipe contains rum. and don't go substituting. I won't have it.

1 pkg. Cream Cheese, divided
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
1 can (8 oz.) pineapple tidbits, drained
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP divided
2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. lime juice
4 tsp. rum (I used Parrot Bay coconut rum, but I think any flavor would be good...)
1/2 cup chopped Macadamia nuts
1/2 cup Coconut, toasted
3 kiwis, chopped
2 or 3 mint leaves

Beat 1/2 of the brick of cream cheese, pineapple and 1 cup Cool Whip until well blended; spread onto bottom of pie plate.
Mix remaining cream cheese, lime juice and powdered sugar and spread over pineapple layer.
Mix the remaining Cool Whip and rum (seriously, don't even think about substituting with rum extract, that's the wimp's way out) and spread over lime layer.
Refrigerate for 1 hr. before serving. Top with nuts, coconut, kiwi, pineapple tidbits, and mint.
Serve with Nilla wafers or Graham crackers. Pretzels are good too.

My review: I had this at a cookout a few weeks ago, and the person graciously shared her recipe with me, but didn't want her name mentioned here. She's shy. So we'll just talk about her creation. It's a jumble of flavors that just go so well together. You'll love it. For real, mon. It's a taste of the Islands.

Update: I made this. and loved it. the above picture is how pretty it turned out! don't you just love it?