Cherry Cheesecake Dip

This creamy dip tastes just like the iconic dessert - but is even more fun to eat.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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2 teaspoons cornstarch

One 10-ounce bag frozen cherries (about 2 cups)

1/4 cup sugar

Kosher salt

1 teaspoon lemon juice

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1/3 cup sour cream

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Crushed graham crackers, for garnish

Suggested dippers: graham crackers, vanilla wafer cookies, pretzels


  1. Mix the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon cold water in a small bowl and reserve. Combine the frozen cherries, sugar and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Stir frequently to dissolve the sugar as the cherries defrost and release their liquid. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, then cook until the cherries are soft and the liquid has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cornstarch mixture to thicken the sauce; simmer for just another minute, then remove from the heat. Stir in the lemon juice and let cool completely.
  2. Put the cream cheese in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the condensed milk, sour cream, vanilla and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Beat again until very fluffy. Transfer to a shallow bowl or baking dish and smooth out. Top with the cooled cherry sauce. Sprinkle with crushed graham crackers and serve with dippers.

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