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Graham cracker in a bowl of cherry cheesecake dip

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.

Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry cheesecake dip, no bake cherry dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 246 kcal
Author Darlene Kratz

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

  1. Add cherries, water, sugar and lemon juice to a sauce pan. 

  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the cherries are soft. 

  3. Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Use a spoon to push the cherries to get more of the juice out. 

  4. Reserve 2 tbsp of the liquid for the dip. 

  5. Add the cherries to a food processor or blender and puree (leaving small chunks of cherries). 

Dip

  1. Whip heavy cream and the 2 tbsp reserved cherry sauce liquid until soft peaks form. Set aside. 

  2. Add cream cheese to a bowl and using a mixer, beat until creamy. 

  3. Add vanilla. 

  4. Add in the powdered sugar a little at a time and mix until incorporated. 

  5. Gently fold in whipped cream and roughly 3/4 of the cherry puree.

  6. Chill dip and reserved cherry puree at least an hour or until ready to serve. 

  7. Top with remaining cherry puree prior to serving.