Cherry Cheesecake Fluff

October 29, 2020
Loaded with wonderful creaminess and sweet cherry flavor, Cherry Cheesecake Fluff is truly like eating a slice of fluffy cherry cheesecake for dessert.  And with its mix of cream cheese, whipped cream, marshmallows, and cherry pie filling, it's one very tasty little dessert, indeed.

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Fluff recipes always teeter on the edge between salads and desserts.  With their usual mix of some form of fruit, marshmallows, whipped cream, and some type of nuts for crunch, it can be hard to say which category they fall in.

Is it a side dish, like we generally think for Watergate Salad and classic Ambrosia Salad?  Or is it a dessert, like the old-fashioned dime store favorite Sea Foam Salad?

Well when it comes to this Cherry Cheesecake Fluff, it is decidedly a dessert.

With its mix of cream cheese, whipped cream, marshmallows, and cherry pie filling, it's one very tasty dessert, indeed.

Just like with our easy chocolate fluff recipe, Cherry Cheesecake Fluff falls squarely in the dessert category.  And with its mix of cream cheese, whipped cream, marshmallows, and cherry pie filling, it's one very tasty dessert, indeed.

But hey, if you want to go ahead and enjoy it as a side dish, we certainly won't judge.

Cherry Cheesecake Fluff is light and fluffy, with just a hint of texture from the recipe's mini marshmallows.  No nuts are included in this one to give noticeable crunch like in so many fluffs, but you could certainly add them if you'd like.

And the flavor?  It is soooo good. -- Sweet and loaded with wonderful cherry flavor, it's truly like eating a fluffy slice of cherry cheesecake.  This is one fluff that folks in our family fight over who gets to eat the last bit, for sure.

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Cherry Cheesecake Fluff Ingredients

Made with just 5 simple ingredients, Cherry Cheesecake Fluff truly couldn't be much easier to make.  To whip up a big bowlful, you'll need:

  • Cream cheese - Creates the cheesecake component of the fluff.  I recommend using full-fat regular cream cheese, though lower-fat Neufchatel cream cheese will also work.

  • Granulated sugar - Sweetens up the cream cheese, just as in regular cheesecake recipes.

  • Cool Whip - Brings the fluff's creaminess.  Substitute freshly-whipped homemade whipped cream, if you prefer.

  • Mini marshmallows - A fluff recipe staple ingredient.  Brings a springy little textural element and sweetness to the fluff.

  • Cherry pie filling - Brings the namesake cherry-flavor to the fluff.

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How to Make Cherry Cheesecake Fluff

To whip up a bowl of Cherry Cheesecake Fluff, start by combining softened cream cheese and some sugar.

Place the cream cheese in a large bowl, and then use an electric mixer to mix in granulated sugar.  The electric mixer helps ensure the sugar gets fully incorporated and that the cream cheese is nice and smooth.

Then by hand, mix in a container of Cool Whip until it's well combined with the cream cheese mixture.  You could use the electric mixer for this step if you'd like -- keep the mixer on low speed, and don't overmix though.

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Finally, by hand fold in a can of cherry pie filling and some mini marshmallows.  Do not use the electric mixer for this step -- an electric mixer will break up the cherries and marshmallows, which wouldn't be good.

Pop the fluff in the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours before serving, allowing the flavors to meld and the marshmallows to soften.

Then you're good to go to enjoy the creamy Cherry Cheesecake Fluff deliciousness!  Super easy to make, right?

Serving Bowl of Cherry Cheesecake Fluff Image

Loaded with wonderful creaminess and sweet cherry flavor, enjoying a bowl of this Cherry Cheesecake Fluff is truly like eating a slice of fluffy cherry cheesecake for dessert.  

And with its mix of cream cheese, whipped cream, marshmallows, and cherry pie filling, oh it's one very tasty little dessert, indeed. -- One that may just have your family fighting over who gets to eat the last little bit, just like in our family, too!

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Desserts
American
Yield: 10-12 servings
Author: Tracey | The Kitchen is My Playground
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Cherry Cheesecake Fluff

Cherry Cheesecake Fluff

Loaded with wonderful creaminess and sweet cherry flavor, Cherry Cheesecake Fluff is truly like eating a slice of fluffy cherry cheesecake for dessert.  And with its mix of cream cheese, whipped cream, marshmallows, and cherry pie filling, it's one very tasty little dessert, indeed.
Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip non-dairy whipped topping
  • 2 c. miniature marshmallows
  • 1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling

Instructions

  1. Place cream cheese and sugar in a mixing bowl.  Beat together with an electric mixer until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  2. By hand, mix in Cool Whip until well combined.
  3. Fold in cherry pie filling and marshmallows.
  4. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
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Cherry Cheesecake Fluff ~ Loaded with wonderful creaminess & sweet cherry flavor, Cherry Cheesecake Fluff is truly like eating a slice of fluffy cherry cheesecake for dessert. And it's one very tasty little dessert, indeed. Serve it up for potlucks, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or any everyday dinner! #cherryfluff #cherrycheesecakefluff #fluffrecipe  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


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5 comments

  1. Yum! I've made this before - except without the cream cheese and sugar -and I added a can of pineapple tidbits, drained. I'll have to try this version. It sounds wonderful. I love that it's so dang easy to make!

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  2. I love cherry anything! Thanks for sharing at the What's for dinner party! Have a wonderful week - hope to see you next Sunday!

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS: our ADRIENNE has chosen this cherry cheesecake to be featured in the next Blogger's Pit Stop.
    Kathleen

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  4. Yum ! Fluffs are my Favorite , I fit them in to any get together I can. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Congratulations, your post has been featured on Full Plate Thursday,510 this week, and we have pinned your post to our Full Plate Thursday Features Board. Thanks so much for sharing with us and you have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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