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Cherry Cheesecake Dip

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No bake 5 minute Cherry Cheesecake Dip is absolutely one of the best dessert dips EVER.

Combining Philadelphia cream cheese, Cool Whip Topping, Marshmallow Crème (fluff), and canned pie filling creates a creamy, smooth, and simply satisfying dip that a whole crowd will love.

cherry cheesecake dip on a plate

In fact, this dip is so easy to make that there is no need for a party or celebration (although it looks beautiful displayed at those). Just whip up this dip for a perfect Sunday afternoon or a rich dessert while watching a movie. The cream cheese base with canned cherry pie filling is a yummy way to end the meal OR the night.

And while shortbread cookies, pretzels, graham crackers, and even pieces of fudge are the perfect way to dip cherry cheesecake dip, do not underrate fresh-cut strawberries either.

Why this Cheesecake Dip Recipe Works

Summer is upon us, and the time is drawing near for the bike rides, the beach, and back yard get-togethers. While dips like Chili Cheese, Bean Dip, and the most delicious Feta Dip ever are definitely on everyone’s mind, cold dessert dips take my heart.

This indulgent 4 ingredient cherry cheesecake dip takes the….cake.

It can often be hard to decide what dip to make or serve. There really are so many amazing choices that there can be a little FOMO if I am being honest. Here are a few reasons that you will love this dip:

  • Making Cherry Cheesecake Dip only takes 5 minutes
  • Simple ingredients are low-cost and easy to find
  • Easily variable with pie fillings and toppings
  • No bake and ready to serve in minutes; does not require additional time to set

Let’s also not mince words here – dessert dips that gather together cream cheese, whipped topping, and marshmallow dip make the BEST spoons to lick after the prep, so it’s like bonus calories.

Ingredients

I wish I could tell you that cherry cheesecake dip was low-carb….but it is not.

Just like our cherry cream cheese dump cake recipe, these ingredients are meant to satisfy that sweet tooth and let you pamper those taste buds with flavor!

  • Cream Cheese – When using cream cheese in dessert dips, it’s best to let it soften versus pulling it out of the fridge and going right into recipe prep. Cream cheese is a hardened block when it’s cold, so I open up the foil and put it on the counter for about 20 minutes before making the dip. You can use it cold; it will just be harder to mash up. Remember never to accidentally put cream cheese in its foil packaging in the microwave in an attempt to thaw it out.
  • Cool Whip Topping – The container will likely be in the store’s freezer sections, but ensure it thaws out overnight in the fridge.
  • Marshmallow Creme– Cans of marshmallow creme (also called fluff) can be found in the dessert/cake aisle in most stores
  • Pie Filling – Cherry Pie Filling also can be substituted for other pie-filling toppers
  • Dippers – A dessert dip is nothing without something to dip WITH. Recommended dippers for cherry cheesecake filling are cookies, graham crackers, Nilla wafers, Graham Cracker Sticks

How to make Cherry Cheesecake

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Steps 1-2: Add softened cream cheese to a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.

Step 3: Add marshmallow cream and combine well, beating till smooth.

Step 4-5: Now dump in Cool Whip topping and beat all ingredients together until smooth and spreadable.

Step 6: Carefully spread cheesecake dip onto a serving plate.

Step 7: (shown below) Top dip with cherry pie filling. Serve cherry cheesecake dip immediately or refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve. Dippers usually include shortbread sticks or graham crackers. 

cherry pie filling on a spoon

Stirring when it’s Sticky

Dips that include blocks of cream cheese and sticky elements like Marshmallow fluff can be more challenging to stir. The best way to start a dip like this is to ensure all ingredients are properly thawed and use a SPATULA or BEATERS.

While it may be tempting to use quick electric beaters out that gate, it’s important to note that the fluff and cream cheese can get stuck in the center of beaters. If you use beaters, make sure to have a spatula on hand to remove any ingredients that get stuck in the center.

Cherry cheesecake dip can also be made with a spatula and good old-fashioned elbow grease.

cheesecake dip on a plate

Once the cheesecake dip is smooth and combined, spread it onto a serving plate. I find that a plate works better than a bowl as you can control the depth of the cheesecake dip itself.

Bowls can be smaller and denser. Plus, it’s such a beautiful dip when the pie filling is added on top, and a plate is a far better presentation.

Expert Tips

Use Pie Filling

As this is a cherry cheesecake dip, we obviously used delicious red cherry pie filling for the ultimate topping. However, as mentioned initially above, other pie fillings can easily be changed out to create other cheesecake dips.

Pie fillings come in all flavors, including Lemon, Blueberry, Raspberry, mixed-berry, Poppy Seed, Rhubarb, Strawberry, and even apple pie.

While there are no guarantees here that every flavor is a great match (hello, mince meat), if this dip is meant for a party, it might be worth offering more than one plate of cheesecake dip with varying toppings.

Give it a graham cracker crust

Graham crackers make a lovely 1st layer if you want! Either add the cherry cheesecake dip inside a pie filling crust OR layer food processed crumbly graham crackers on the bottom for some extra crunch. Graham crackers also make an excellent topping as well!

Soften Cream Cheese before Starting

It is important to prep for this dip and pull out and unwrap cream cheese to soften on the counter at room temp. This usually takes about 15-20 minutes. Softening cream cheese will help make combining further ingredients easier. I do not recommend microwaving cream cheese to soften it, as it can quickly melt.

Additionally, Cool Whip topping should not be frozen.

FAQ’s

Are there any toppings that can go onto this dip?

Crushed graham crackers make a great extra topping. Additionally, sprinkle on mini chocolate chips, crushed sugar cookies or crushed pretzels.

Can this dip be made in advance? 

Yes! Make dip up to 24 hours in advance and keep in the fridge. If layering a graham cracker crust, however, the graham crackers may soften in the fridge, so instead use a pie crust if going that route

Can any pie filling be used? 

Any pie filling can be used to really customize this dip from cherry cheesecake dip to blueberry cheesecake dip, apple cheesecake dip, and so much more!

Dipper Ideas

I know what you are thinking – why not grab a spoon and dig in?? You CAN do that (licking the spatula is my favorite part), but cheesecake dip is one of the easiest dips to serve.

  • Shortbread Cookies
  • Graham crackers or graham cracker sticks
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Apple Slices
  • Freshly halved Strawberries
what to dip in cherry cheesecake dip

More Ways to enjoy delicious Cherries

easy cherry cheesecake dip spread on a plate with cherry pie filling topping
5 from 8 votes

Cherry Cheesecake Dip with Cool Whip


Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Sweet and satisfying, Cherry Cheesecake dip made with Cool Whip topping, cream cheese, and marshmallow fluff is simple and quick. Done in 5 minutes, create this special dessert dip in no time at all and be on your way to an indulgent cherry filled bite that everyone will love. Large party friendly and easy to alter with other pie fillings. Truly a 5 minute dessert dip that can also be made ahead if necessary, this is the ULTIMATE indulgent and addictive party dip ever. Fluffy and light as air, cherry pie filling gives this dip its incredibly rich flavors. Out of all the dip recipes we make here, this is my family's FAVORITE dip.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 brick 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • half of a 7oz. jar of marshmallow cream
  • 1 tub 8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 can 21 oz. canned cherry pie filling
  • graham crackers or short bread cookie sticks for serving

Instructions

  • It is important to prep for this dip and pull out and unwrap cream cheese to soften on the counter at room temp. This usually takes about 15-20 minutes. Softening cream cheese will help make combining further ingredients easier. I do not recommend microwaving cream cheese to soften it as it can melt quite quickly. Additionally, Cool Whip topping should not be frozen.
  • Add softened cream cheese to a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
  • Add marshmallow cream and combine well, beating till smooth.
  • Now dump in Cool Whip topping and beat all ingredients together until smooth and spreadable.
  • Carefully spread cheesecake dip onto a serving plate.
  • Top dip with cherry pie filling.
  • Serve cherry cheesecake dip immediately or refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve. 
  • Dippers usually include shortbread sticks or graham crackers. 

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Notes

CAN DIP BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME?

Absolutely! This dip can be made and stored in advance. Please note that cream cheese tends to firm up in the fridge, so its best to pull out of the fridge about 30 minutes prior to serving to ensure easy dipping.

TIPS FOR STICKY STIRRING

Electric beaters are great to keep a dip smooth but the ingredients make get stuck inside the beater during the process. Use a spatula to push out any cheesecake dip while smoothing.

USE PIE FILLING

As this is cherry cheesecake dip, we obviously used delicious red cherry pie filling for the ultimate topping. However, as mentioned initially above, other pie filling flavors can easily be changed out to create other cheesecake dips.
Pie fillings come in all flavors including Lemon, Blueberry, Raspberry, Mixed Berry, Poppy Seed, Rhubarb, Strawberry and even apple pie.

WHAT TO DIP IN CHEESECAKE DIP

I know what you are thinking – why not just grab a spoon and dig in?? You CAN do that (licking the spatula is my favorite part) but cheesecake dip is one of the easiest dips to serve.
  • Shortbread Cookies
  • Graham crackers or graham cracker sticks
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • Apple Slices
  • Freshly halved Strawberries

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 219mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g

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3 Comments

  1. Making this for a 4th of July family gathering and did a test batch last night. So good! Quick and simple too. We tried several different dippers, to see which we liked best. Churro twists were good, but the churro taste was overwhelmed by the cheesecake dip. Cinnamon graham crackers tasted great with it but broke too easily. Found that Lorna Doone shortbread cookies tasted amazing and held up with the thicker dip. Can’t wait to have my family try it!

  2. Hi can this recipe be doubled.

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      Yes, very easily. We double it all the time!

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