This quick and easy cheesecake dip only has 3 ingredients but is sure to impress! Serve this dip with graham crackers and you have all the delicious flavors of cheesecake without the hassle.
I used cherry pie filling to create my brain dip but strawberry could be used as well. Just beware of the seeds when glazing ;)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 16 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/4 cup cherry pie filling plus extra for glazing
- You can serve this dip with any cookie for dipping. I like it with graham crackers and/or pecan sandies
Mix together the powdered sugar, cream cheese and 1/4 cup of cherry pie filling until just combined. Reserve 1/3 of the batter for decorating and chill the remaining batter in the fridge for 15-20 minutes until firm. Meanwhile fill a pastry bag or ziplock bag with the un-chilled reserved batter and cut the tip to form an 1/2 inch opening.
After chilling, remove the batter from the fridge and spoon onto your serving dish. Then use a spatula or knife to form into a brain shape. Use your pastry bag to pipe on the brain design. Once complete, use a food safe paint brush or your finger to glaze the brain with the additional cherry pie filling liquid.
If you have a little bit more time on your hands you can use the same recipe to make mini cheesecake brain bites. Just spoon out the cheesecake batter, roll in graham cracker crumbs, form the balls into brain shapes and pipe with additional cheesecake batter to make the brain design. Paint with cherry pie filling liquid and chill before enjoying. :)
Either way you decide to enjoy these brains you won't be disappointed!
Enjoy - B