Cherry Cheesecake Dip is the perfect blend of appetizer and dessert dip, with cream cheese, powdered sugar, and cherry pie filling.
Just like the Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip that I’ve made in the past, Cherry Cheesecake Dip is a tasty dessert dip that you can serve up at your office Christmas party, at Thanksgiving dinner, or whenever you need something sweet and delicious to dunk cookies and crackers in. I have a bunch of other variations on cheesecake dip on my Dessert Recipe Page, if you’re looking for more inspiration.
CHERRY CHEESECAKE DIP
Cherry Cheesecake Dip is the perfect sweet party dip for potlucks and holiday parties, since it’s one of the easiest no bake dessert recipes you’ll ever try. Plus, if you have kids who want to help out in the kitchen, this is a great first-time recipe to try with them, since it’s all about blending ingredients together in a mixing bowl, and you don’t need to worry about anyone accidentally burning themselves. The clean up is also super easy, because you’re really only using a mixing bowl and a baking dish, so you won’t have a mountain of dirty dishes to clean up when everything’s finished.
You can serve Cherry Cheesecake Dip as an appetizer dessert dip, and you can make it look extremely fancy by serving it on a holiday serving tray with an assortment of dippers. The cheesecake mixture gets very pliable when chilled, so you can even shape it like a cheese ball to look extra gourmet. I mixed everything by hand, but you can also use a stand mixer. Just don’t use a high speed, keep it on the lower settings and use a splash guard or you may end up wearing your dip instead of serving it.
OTHER TASTY DIPS
If you decide to shape your Cheesecake Dip like you would a cheese ball, there’s a very simple way to do it that will spare you a lot of work. Start by chilling the dip in the fridge until it is firm but not rock hard. Then get a large sheet of plastic wrap and scoop the dip onto it. Fold the plastic wrap with the dough into a cylinder shape and then gently roll it in circles on a flat surface until it makes a sphere. It may take you a few tries to get going, but it is a lot easier than it sounds.
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- Yogurt: You can make this same delicious Cherry Cheesecake Dip with greek yogurt instead of cream cheese if you want something a little healthier. Greek yogurt Cheesecake Dip is made pretty much exactly the same way, all you have to do is exchange the cream cheese for yogurt. I would also recommend serving the dip chilled if you use yogurt in order to keep it from being runny.
- Flavors: You can use different flavors of pie filling to change the entire taste of the dip. Some of my favorites are lime, blueberry, and strawberry cheesecake dip. You can also add a little bit of caramel or even mini marshmallows to the fruit flavor cheesecake dip to make it richer and more dessert like.
CHERRY CHEESECAKE DIP FAQS
- What is cheesecake dip? It’s all of the ingredients for a no-bake cheesecake served in a large bowl with varieties of crackers and cookies for dipping.
- What to eat with cheesecake dip? There are all sorts of dippers you can use. Try vanilla wafers, pretzels, graham crackers, or even sugar cookies. They all have a nice snap that make them perfect for the job!
WHAT GOES WITH CHERRY CHEESECAKE DIP?
HOW LONG IS CHERRY CHEESECAKE DIP GOOD?
- Serve: Due to the dairy in it, you shouldn’t let the Cherry Cheesecake Dip sit out at room temperature for longer than 2 hours.
- Store: If you keep it properly sealed in an airtight container, Cherry Cheesecake Dip will stay good for up to 4 days in the fridge before you should get rid of it.
- Freeze: Technically, you can keep Cherry Cheesecake Dip in the freezer for about 2 weeks. However, cream cheese is very difficult to thaw correctly, so I recommend eating this dip fresh.
- 8 ounces cream cheese , softened
- 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 21 ounce can cherry pie filling
- In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
- Add heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon and beat until light and fluffy.
- Spread mixture into a small baking dish then pour cherry pie filling on top.
- Serve at room temperature (or chilled) with your choice of dippers.