Creamy Cheesecake Dip

Cheesecake doesn’t have to be in cake form. This sweet creamy cheesecake dip is perfect for any holiday party!

Hi all! I’m making this delicious dessert for a little event called Healthy Holidays by the lovely blogger Carly of Createlive. A few of us got together and created a few lighted up holiday dishes. Come check us out!

When I think of Thanksgiving I don’t think of turkey, or yams or even fresh baked bread. I think of dessert! Growing up there were a million different desserts. Every pie you could think of, cookies, brownies, jello molds (don’t judge, I grew up in the mid-west) and of course, cheesecake. The cheesecakes I always grew up with soft and creamy and never heavy and dense like you see in New York.  This was probably because they were Jello No-Bake but I still loved them!

The cheesecakes of my past where a definite inspiration for this dip.  If you are hosting dinner you need a quick dessert and this will totally fit the bill! You can put this dessert together in under 20 minutes and can even be made the night before. Over the summer I made cheesecake stuffed strawberries that I thought were the most simple cheesecake dish ever.  I was wrong. This is even easier!

Creamy Cheesecake Dip

A sweet and delicious creamy cheesecake dip that is perfect for any holiday party. Serve with fresh fruit or graham crackers.

Yield: 1 cup dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces neufchatel cheese (low fat cream cheese)
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla paste (vanilla extract can be substituted)

Source: Nutmeg Nanny

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer until smooth and creamy.

Cut up fruit and graham crackers can be used to dip.