Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cherry Cheesecake Dip **An Easy Potluck Dessert**

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My daughters school throws the teachers a holiday luncheon each year, we have food catered in, bring in appetizers, drinks and desserts, help substitute in their rooms and allow the teachers an hour and a half of holiday fun and relaxation (while they are on the clock and not having to come back to school on their own time to "celebrate") 

I am attempting to plan not one...not two....not even 3 parties but FOUR parties right now....that are all happening within the next 6 days and this doesn't even include the 5 day straight holiday gauntlet immediatly following my final party next wednesday. 

so point being. my time is stretched right now.

And that is why my Cherry Cheesecake Dip is the perfect quick pot luck dip!


This is all you need!!!

This was enough to make 2 8x8 pans (one to take, one to eat!) or one 8x12pan.

First crush one sleeve of the crackers and distribute them evenly between the two pans, smooth them out but do not pack them down. 



In a bowl, mix together a block of softened cream cheese (to soften, stick in the microwave for 15 seconds, stir, 15 seconds....or just leave it on the counter for a couple hours) and the jar of marshmallow fluff...mix well.

Add in the cool whip one tub at a time, make sure you are mixing the ingredients very well (using a spoon or spatula...not a beater) 

Evenly divide the mixture between the two pans and using a clean spoon or frosting knife gently smooth the mixture to the outer corners of the dish (you will want to work from the outside in and make sure you are moving large amounts, the crumbs are not stuck to the bottom of the pan so you will need to work gently or you will end up mixing the crumbs in to your cheesecake dip.


Lastly, top each section with a can of cherry pie filling!


Doesn't that look good!?! to serve, break up the remaining 2 sleeves of graham crackers and enjoy!


This takes about 7 minutes to make, and keeps well in the fridge for up to 2 days prior to an event. it tastes great right out of the fridge or served at room temperature during a party.

ENJOY :) 




12 comments:

  1. This was the easiest dip I have ever made and it tasted great! I used fat free or lite versions of every ingredient to soften the caloric blow :)

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  2. MMmmmm, sounds delish! I'm pinning for our next party. Thanks!

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  3. What size are the cool whips? Sending my husband to get ingredients, and I need to know. Thanks!

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  4. If we subsituted cherry filling for peach filling would it taste good?

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  5. i want to do this tomorrow but i need the exact amount of the ingredients

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  6. What size cool whips did everyone use?

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  7. I used just over half of the 12 oz container of cool whip, one 8oz package of cream cheese and one 7oz packagenof marsmellow cream. Made it in an 8x8 pan and had just enough. Oh...and lets not forget the cherries. I used one 21 oz can of cherry pie filling/topping.

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  8. Can I use another filling? Strawberry?

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  10. I used 1 block of cream cheese, 16oz Great Value (Wal-Mart brand) cool whip, 12oz marshmallow cream/fluff and 2 cans of cherry topping. It was enough for a 9x12 pan. Everyone loved it. 4 ingredients for less than $22. Ooh and I used the graham cracker crushed for the bottom.

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