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Cherry Cheesecake Dip

Easy cherry cheesecake dip is a colorful dessert recipe for Valentine’s day, a baby shower or any party. Fresh cherries make a lovely addition to this sweet dip. Pairs perfectly with graham crackers.

Cherry Cheesecake Dip in a bowl with a cherry on top
Pretty cherries = Beautiful cherry cheesecake dip

I saw these beautiful fresh dark cherries in the store recently and they reminded me of eating cherries from the black cherry tree in our yard when I was little. We never got many cherries off that tree, but the few we got were always super tasty.

Fresh cherries are so pretty, aren’t they? I used them to make a cherry puree and then added it to the cream cheese dip reserving some to spoon over the top. I really loved how pretty it looked served in a simple bowl and garnished with a whole cherry.

Bowl of cherry cheesecake dip and plate of graham crackers
Not a fan of cherry? Then my White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Dip may be more your thing!

I am very hit or miss when it comes to cherries myself. I like fresh cherries, but I just don’t like a lot of cherry flavored things. I do love me some Cheerwine though! If you’re from the southeast US then you are probably very familiar with Cheerwine. If not, it’s a very popular cherry soda (no wine).

Tips for making cherry cheesecake dip

  • To make pitting the cherries easier, cut them in half and remove the pit. You’ll be making a puree out of them anyway so no need to worry about trying to keep them whole.
  • Let the dip chill for at least an hour to firm up a bit and allow the cherry flavor to enhance.
  • You can make this a day ahead of time, just store tightly covered in the fridge. Store the reserved puree in a separate container in the refrigerator. Add reserved puree on top when you’re ready to serve.

Bowl of cherry cheesecake dip with a graham cracker
How to make cherry cheesecake dip

Graham cracker in a bowl of cherry cheesecake dip

Cherry Cheesecake Dip

Darlene Kratz
Easy cherry cheesecake dip is a colorful dessert recipe for Valentine's day, a baby shower or any party. Fresh cherries make a lovely addition to this sweet dip. Pairs perfectly with graham crackers.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 246 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cherry Sauce

  • 3 cups fresh cherries, pitted
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 1/2 tbsp sugar

Dip

  • 1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp cherry liquid from cherry sauce

Instructions
 

Cherry Sauce

  • Add cherries, water, sugar and lemon juice to a sauce pan. 
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the cherries are soft. 
  • Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Use a spoon to push the cherries to get more of the juice out. 
  • Reserve 2 tbsp of the liquid for the dip. 
  • Add the cherries to a food processor or blender and puree (leaving small chunks of cherries). 

Dip

  • Whip heavy cream and the 2 tbsp reserved cherry sauce liquid until soft peaks form. Set aside. 
  • Add cream cheese to a bowl and using a mixer, beat until creamy. 
  • Add vanilla. 
  • Add in the powdered sugar a little at a time and mix until incorporated. 
  • Gently fold in whipped cream and roughly 3/4 of the cherry puree.
  • Chill dip and reserved cherry puree at least an hour or until ready to serve. 
  • Top with remaining cherry puree prior to serving. 

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal
Keyword cherry cheesecake dip, no bake cherry dessert
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