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