Cherry Cheesecake Dip

I absolutely adore cheesecake for dessert but sometimes the prep can just be too much on a weeknight. Plus, most cheesecakes require a fairly long time to cool and set – who wants to wait for that? Enter Cherry Cheesecake Dip.

overhead of blue serving dish with cherry topping over dessert dip


 

Some cherry cheesecake dips call for marshmallow fluff or cool whip, but this cherry cheesecake recipe with powdered sugar and heavy cream is light and fluffy on its own, without a whipped topping. I love that it has so few ingredients, and that most of them are already in my cabinets and refrigerator.

dipping a lady finger into a creamy dip

Why Dip Is Better Than Cake

There are so many reasons to love this easy dessert dip!

  • It’s incredibly easy- you can’t get creamy cheesecake flavor any easier than this! No cooking, no baking, just mix, spread and serve.
  • The ingredients are handy– you probably have most ingredients in your panty already and there are only 7 of them.
  • So fast– with only 5 steps, this dip is super simple and quick to make and it’s ready to serve immediately.
angled view of cherries on top of a dip

And while I do enjoy noshing on this dip on my own, it’s also perfect to take to a party or to whip up when someone swings by the house. It’s also great for a snack for the kiddos, and they can even help to make it, it’s that simple.

Cherry Cheesecake Dip Ingredients

Simple ingredients create a simple, but delicious no-bake dessert!

  • Cream cheese – ensuring that you soften the cream cheese will make sure that you can easily mix together the ingredients. Leave cream cheese on the counter for about an hour prior to making the dip. Any fat content works!
  • Unsalted butter- make sure that the butter that you use is definitely unsalted. The coarse Kosher salt will add plenty of flavor. If you are using salted, omit the additional salt.
  • Powdered sugar– using this instead of granulated sugar will help to keep the texture smooth.
  • Vanilla extract– make homemade vanilla extract, or just grab some at the store.
  • Coarse Kosher salt– salt helps to round out the flavors in the recipe, elevating ingredients like the sweetness of the powdered sugar.
  • Heavy whipping cream– using heavy cream helps to build the creaminess of the dip so it isn’t too thick.
  • Cherry pie filling– any brand of cherry pie filling will work for spreading on this delightful dip. Make sure you use pie filling, not just canned cherries. You can also make your own cherry pie filling.

How To Make Cherry Cheesecake Dip

In just 5 minutes, this will be sitting in front of you!

  1. Beat Butter & Cream Cheese. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer, combine the cream cheese and butter until smooth. This should take just a minute or two.
  2. Vanilla, Powdered Sugar & Vanilla. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and Kosher salt to the mixture. Then, beat for one minute until all ingredients are evenly combined.
  3. Whip. Pour in the whipping cream. Beat the mixture for about two minutes, ensuring that the finished product is light and fluffy. It should take approximately two minutes.
  4. Transfer to Serving Dish. Pour the cheesecake mixture into the serving bowl. Using a spatula spread the dip evenly, making sure there is at least 1-2 inches depth from the top of the baking dish. You may want to pick the bowl up and tap it on the counter several times to help even out the dip and have it settle in the bowl.
  5. Cherry Topping. Finally, spoon the cherry pie filling over the top, ensuring to cover all of the cheesecake.
  6. Chill & Serve. For best results, refrigerate for an hour before serving so the dip has time to set up back, however it can be served immediately. Take it out of the fridge for about 15 minutes before serving.
spooning cherry pie filling onto cheesecake dip

What to Dip

I like to really satisfy my cheesecake craving by using graham crackers as my vehicle to get the dip from the dish. However, cookies like vanilla wafers, pizzelles or lady fingers will work as well. When I am in the mood for a salty/sweet snack, I dip pretzels into this dip, too!

Fresh fruit like strawberries or apple slices are favorite dippers too.

cherry cheesecake dip on a lady finger cookie

Variations on Cherry Cheesecake Dip

Want to change up your cherry cheesecake dip? Throw in some additions or trade out the toppings.

  • Instead of cherry filling, use any other fruity flavor pie filling that you can find.
  • Substitute out the fruit and instead use a caramel sauce or chocolate sauce.
  • Change the extract that you use. Add a different twist by using extracts like almond or coconut.
  • If you are looking for something more like a cake, make a Cherry Dump Cake!
  • Use this dip and make it into stuffed cheesecake cones.

Storage

You’ve made it- now what do you do without? You likely won’t have leftovers, but in case you do…

How to Store this Easy Cheesecake Dip Recipe

Place any leftovers in an airtight container. It can be stored and enjoyed for up to 5 days. If the mix starts to seperate, give it a good stir.

Can You Freeze Cheesecake Dip?

We do not recommend freezing this recipe.

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Cherry Cheesecake Dip Recipe

4.58 from 7 votes
Creamy, rich and decadent cheesecake dip topped with sweet, plump cherries. Serve with pretzels, graham crackers or lady fingers.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer, cream together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and Kosher salt, beating for 1 minute.
  • Pour in the whipping cream and beat until light and fluffy, approximately 2 minutes.
  • Pour the cheesecake dip into the serving bowl, spreading out evenly and making sure there is at least 1-2 inches depth from the top.
  • Spoon the cherry pie filling over the top.
  • For best results, refrigerate for an hour before serving so the dip has time to set up back.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or star ratings.

Nutrition

Calories: 268 kcal, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 16 g, Saturated Fat: 10 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g, Trans Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 47 mg, Sodium: 268 mg, Potassium: 98 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 16 g, Vitamin A: 705 IU, Vitamin C: 2 mg, Calcium: 38 mg, Iron: 1 mg
Calories: 268
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake dip recipe, cherry cheesecake dip
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Chef Jessica Anne Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal, Mashed and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    This was an incredibly east and super delicious recipe. I loved how easy it was to make. Cheesecake and strawberries are my favorite combination!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh what a marvelous dessert dip. I love the creamy cheese cake base and that you chose cherry for the topping. It’s a fabulous treat that everyone will love.