Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cherry Cheesecake Dip **a cross post from my old blog**

Have you ever thrown something out in to the world, only to come back a few months later and realize its kinda big time now?

have you seen this pic floating around pinterest?

yup...that grainy iphone pic was curtosy of yours truely late one evening before my daughters school pot luck. I posted it to my old blog a few months back and silly me, I forgot the log in to the email account that was attached to that blog. Lost forever in the interwebz I figured I would just sit there and watch it show up on my pintrest feed and think "HEY! That's my unmanicured hand scoopin up that yummy quick dip!" But I was finally able to get in to the blog, and redirect everyone back over here (I can't believe I'm going to say this...but this single post on that blog, was getting an average of 2000 views DAILY....gee thanks pinterest)

So for those of you who haven't yet seen it, and maybe your looking for something quick and yummy to take to a 4th of July Picnic next week I give you:

My Cherry Cheesecake Dip

that's all your going to need! Just 2 tubs of cool whip, a tub of marshmallow fluff, a softened block of cream cheese, a box of graham crackers and 2 cans of cherry pie filling...this will be enough to fill 2 8x8pans or one  8x12.

Crush one sleeve of your graham crackers and evenly distribute them in  your pans, do not pack them in to the pan. 

In a large bowl, mix your fluff, both tubs of cool whip and your cream cheese VERY well...you don't want a big bite of fluff or cream cheese with this...the secret to this tasting just right and not taking forever to make is making sure the cream cheese is reeaaaallllllyyyy soft when you start to work with it.

Once you have everything mixed together (and you've tasted it to make sure its just right (if its a little too sweet you can add more cream cheese if you have it on hand, if its too cream chees-y add a little powedered sugar, but keep in mind the cherries will add another level of flavor) Take a clean spoon or spatula and GENTLY spread these in to the pans, work from the inside out, making sure you are spreading large amounts of filling at a time. Take your time with this step, otherwise your going to end up mixing your cracker crumbs in to your filling.

Next empty a full can of cherry pie preserves on to each dish and your all done! Break your leftover crackers up in to fourths and start dippin!

This is one of my tried and true, go to dishes...You can take it to a brunch or a dessert...kids birthday party or teacher luncheon! its super yummy, so easy, and it keeps well in the fridge for 2 days so you can make it ahead of time if you have a big event coming up! 

Another MOMager approved dish for sure! 


  1. You are behind what my kids call mallowcake? It isn't too sweet it is perfect!

  2. This looks delicious! My hubby loves cherries. I think I'm going to make this for our New Year's party...