This cherry cheesecake dip with lime is going to become a party favorite. It takes only minutes to make and has fresh and bright flavors thanks to lime juice and zest.
For my daughter’s birthday, I’m planning to serve a taco bar with my healthy taco meat (with homemade taco seasoning of course), homemade refried beans, cilantro lime rice, and of course all the toppings, and plenty of chips and guac.
About this cherry cheesecake dip
- No marshmallow fluff: The base of this dip is made with cream cheese and Greek yogurt. It’s made without marshmallow fluff, because that stuff honestly weirds me out a little. Greek yogurt and cream cheese are two of my favorite ingredients. They’re both so versatile and move effortlessly from sweet to savory recipes. For this recipe you can choose full-fat or reduced-fat and still produce an excellent end product.
- No bake: This cherry cheesecake dip is no bake and couldn’t be easier to make.
- Lime + cherry: With the cream cheese and Greek yogurt is a little brown sugar for sweetness and lime juice and zest for flavor. Layered on top is cherry pie filling (I used canned but if you want to make your own, more power to ya!) and additional lime zest. It’s colorful, flavorful, and ridiculously easy to make.
How to Serve this Dip
I recommend serving this cherry cheesecake dip with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, or pretzels. Pretzels are my personal favorite because I’m a sucker for any salty sweet combination.
More Sweet Dips
- Tiramisu Dip (if you love this classic dessert, you’ll be amazed by how delicious and easy this dip is!)
- Hot Chocolate flavored Cheesecake Dip
- Raspberry Cheesecake Yogurt Dip
- Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue
- The Best Fruit Dip Ever by Layers of Happiness (only 3 ingredients!)
- Pina Colada Fruit Dip by Like Mother, Like Daughter
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 4 ounces plain nonfat Greek yogurt (½ cup)
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar (see note)
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime zest, divided (about 2 limes)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
- Pretzels, graham crackers, or vanilla wafers for dipping
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, use a hand mixer (or stand mixer) to combine cream cheese, Greek yogurt, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon lime zest, and lime juice; beat until smooth.
- Spread evenly onto a serving dish (I used a pie plate). On top of cream cheese mixture, evenly layer cherry pie filling and sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon lime zest. Serve with pretzels, graham crackers, or vanilla wafers. Store leftovers in fridge. Can be made up to 1 day in advance.
- If you use dark brown sugar like I did, your finished product will look like it does in the photos, with a slightly brownish hue to the base of the cheesecake dip. If you want a whiter look, try light brown sugar or powdered sugar.
- Serving size: about 1/4 cup
- Nutrition info for dip only, not what you’re using to dip in it.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.