Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cherry Cheesecake Dip

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Another day, another food holiday—National Cherry Dessert Day!

I have LOVED cherries since I was young. I eat them straight in the summer, use maraschinos on my ice cream, use sour cherry reductions on a round of brie, and of course use canned cherry filling for everything in between.

This recipe is for a light and delicious dessert, but you’ll be pleased to find out that cherries pair well with so many things. Here’s a couple of my personal faves:

Chocolate Cheese Almonds Vanilla Mint

Now that we’re officially one day into the long weekend, I know you’re wondering what you’ll be enjoying food-wise this Memorial Day. Cherry Cheesecake Dip is a simple, light dessert that can quickly be prepared and is a real crowd-pleaser.

Besides the dessert is already in the theme, it’s red and white, then add some additional fresh blueberries and it’ll be a red, white, and blue sweet treat everyone will enjoy!

Essentially it’s what those of us who watch Food Network would call deconstructed because if you break down a cherry cheesecake, it’ll be into three pieces—base (dippers), filling (cream cheese mixture) + topping (cherry pie filling). Cherry cheesecake enjoyed in a different form and way than it’s classic version.

It's got the crunch of the dipper, the light + smoothness of the cream cheese mixture with freshness of the cherries. A little bit sweet, a little bit sour + a whole bunch of delightfulness!

You can eat it with a spoon, but I highly recommend a variety of dippers, especially those that can add some crunch to the mixture.

Happy National Cherry Dessert Day one and all!

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cheesecake Dip

Ingredients

For Dip:

  • 1 (8 oz) container Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 (9 oz) container of So Delicious Dairy Free CocoWhip
  • 1/2 cup So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt Alternative
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed coconut milk
  • 1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling

For Dippers (choose your faves gf/df alternatives):

  • Graham crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Your favorite cookie

For Additional Toppings:

  • Blueberries or chopped fruit of choice
  • Chopped nuts
  • Whatever else you desire

Directions

  1. With stand or handheld mixer, beat cream cheese and whipped topping together until well combined.
  2. Add yogurt and condensed milk and beat well.
  3. Spread mixture into a 9x13-inch glass pan
  4. Chill in fridge for at least 20 minutes or until layer has set a bit.
  5. Carefully spread pie filling over mixture in the pan.
  6. Chill until ready to serve.
  7. Serve will dippers.