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Philadelphia Cream Cheese Fruit Dip {4 Ingredients}

This Philadelphia cream cheese fruit dip recipe is easy to make and pairs perfectly with your favorite fruits! Tangy cream cheese, heavy cream, and sweet maple syrup are mixed with a hint of vanilla for the simplest 4-ingredient fruit dip.

If you love fruit dip, try our condensed milk fruit dip, fruit dip without marshmallow, and powdered sugar fruit dip next!

bowl of Philadelphia cream cheese dip on a plate surrounded by colorful fruit.

Philadelphia cream cheese dip

This easy Philadelphia cream cheese dip is perfect for fresh fruit, cookies, brownie bites, and more!

Here are some of the reasons that make this fruit dip recipe so amazing:

Easy ingredients: You only need 4 ingredients for fruit dip with cream cheese and your choice of fresh fruits for serving.

Quick recipe: The sweet dip is easy to make in minutes, so you’ll have the perfect topping for fruits, cookies, and more ready in no time.

Tasty appetizer: Philadelphia cream cheese dip is perfect to serve as an appetizer or dessert. It looks impressive and makes a beautiful centerpiece when entertaining.

Fluffy texture: The recipe reminds me of dippable cheesecake. It has a wonderfully light and silky texture.

Perfect for all occasions: It’s perfect for dessert, appetizer, holidays, parties, family gatherings, summer BBQs, baby showers, potlucks, campouts, picnics, or wine night with friends.

Kid-friendly: Children of all ages can’t resist the sweet, creamy dip and the vibrant colors of the fruit. They’ll have so much fun dipping!

Philadelphia cream cheese fruit dip ingredients.
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Ingredients

Let’s chat about the ingredients in this Philadelphia cream cheese fruit dip. Please see the recipe card below for exact measurements!

  • Philadelphia cream cheese: Use full-fat cream cheese for the best fruit dip texture and flavor. You can use it straight from the refrigerator; there’s no need to soften it.
  • Maple syrup sweetens the dip and adds a hint of toffee and caramel. While I recommend pure maple syrup, you can also use honey or pancake syrup. If using pancake syrup, start with half the amount since it’s sweeter.
  • Heavy cream: Depending on your desired consistency, add more or less cream. Adding more will give you a thinner dip, and adding less will create a thicker texture. Feel free to substitute half-and-half or whole milk (but the dip will be thinner).
  • Vanilla: Use pure vanilla extract for the best taste. Vanilla bean pasta is also a good option.
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How to make cream cheese fruit dip

This easy fruit dip is a surefire way to impress your family and guests. It comes together in 3 quick steps:

step 1 add ingredients.

1. Add ingredients

Place the cream cheese, maple syrup, heavy cream, and vanilla extract into a blender.

step 2 blend ingredients.

2. Blend until smooth

Mix until everything is well combined and the texture is smooth and creamy.

3. Serve the dip

Transfer the dip to a serving bowl. Serve with fresh fruit and cookies. Enjoy!

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Tips

  • Use full-fat cream cheese because it delivers the richest and creamiest flavors. Of course, you can opt for fat-reduced cream cheese if you prefer.
  • Blend in a food processor: It’s the quickest and easiest way to prepare the fruit dip. Alternatively, mix the ingredients with a stand mixer (fitted with the paddle attachment) or a hand-held mixer. If using a mixer, soften the cream cheese to room temperature for a smooth texture.
  • Adjust the texture and sweetness: You can adjust the texture of the dip by adding more or less heavy cream. The sweetness is easily adjusted by using more or less maple syrup.
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Serving suggestions

Practically all fruits taste delicious with this Philadelphia cream cheese fruit dip. It pairs well with your favorite fruit, cookies, and other dippers:

  • Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and cherries.
  • Fruit: Sliced apples, pears, pineapple, banana coins, peach slices, orange slices, grapes, and mango chunks.
  • Cookies: Vanilla wafers, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, Oreo cookies, Nutter Butter cookies, and ginger cookies.
  • Crackers: Graham crackers, animal crackers, mini pretzels, and pretzel sticks.
  • Cake: Pound cake cubes, coffee cake, brownie bites, and other sturdy sweet cakes.
  • Drinks: Creamy fruit dip goes well with any drink. We love it with sweet tea, creamy lemonade, and hot chocolate.
  • Sweet spread: Dollop a spoonful of the dip onto pancakes, waffles, bagels, and other baked goods. It adds a fluffy touch to anything you’re eating.

Dessert charcuterie board

Assemble a dessert charcuterie board by placing a dip bowl on a large plate, tray, or wooden board. Then, arrange a colorful selection of fruit and other treats around the dip.

Fruit kebabs

Fruit kebabs are another idea to enjoy the dip. Simple skewer different fruit pieces on a wooden skewer and serve them with the sweet fruit dip for an easy weeknight dessert.

Creamy fruit salad

Cream cheese fruit dip makes a tasty dressing for fruit salad. Place your chopped fruit into a large serving bowl.

Top with the dip and gently stir to combine. This creamy fruit salad will be a hit at every potluck!

bowl of cram cheese fruit dip recipe with grapes, blueberries, kiwi, pineapple, peach slices, and starwberries.
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FAQ

What is Philadelphia cream cheese fruit dip made of?

This 4-ingredient fruit dip is made with cream cheese, maple syrup, heavy cream, and a little bit of vanilla extract. It’s creamy, sweet, and so delicious served with any kind of fruit!

How much does the recipe make?

You’ll have about 12 servings of the dip available to eat and enjoy. If you need more servings than that, double the recipe.

How much fruit do I need for my guests?

I recommend about 1 pound of fruit for every 4 guests. So you need 2 pounds for 8 guests, 3 pounds for 12 guests, and so on.

You may not need this much fruit if you have other dipping snacks on your serving platter.

How do I keep fruit from browning?

Once your fruit has been cut, drizzle it quickly with an acidic juice (like lemon, lime, orange, or pineapple juice) before arranging them on your platter.

This helps prevent the fruit from browning as quickly, so your fruit is party-perfect for a lot longer.

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Variations

Philadelphia cream cheese fruit dip is absolutely delicious as is, but you can customize the recipe with different mix-ins. Here are a few ideas:

  • Different flavor of cream cheese: Instead of plain cream cheese, try strawberry cream cheese, blueberry cream cheese, or mixed berry cream cheese.
  • Chocolate fruit dip: Add 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder when blending the ingredients.
  • Lemon fruit dip: Add a squeeze of lemon juice and a little lemon zest to the recipe.
  • Chocolate chips: Fold a handful of mini chocolate chips into the dip.
  • Rainbow sprinkles: Stir in 1/4 cup of colorful rainbow sprinkles to make your fruit dip look extra festive.
  • Crunchy texture: Add 1/3 cup chopped roasted nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts) to give the homemade fruit dip a crunchy texture.
  • Peanut butter: Mix 3 tablespoons of peanut butter with the other ingredients to create a peanut butter version.
  • Marshmallow fluff: If you love the taste of marshmallow fluff, you are welcome to stir some marshmallow cream or fluff into the dip after processing the ingredients together.
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Storage & make-ahead

Make cream cheese fruit dip ahead of time

Fresh fruit dip is great to make ahead of time. Here is what to do:

  • Dip: You can prepare the dip 1 to 2 days in advance. Blend the dip, place it in your serving bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Fruit: It’s best not to prepare the fruit too far ahead of time so that it’s nice and fresh. You can cut and arrange the fruits and keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 12 hours.

Store Philadelphia cream cheese fruit dip

Store leftover cream cheese dip in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap in the fridge. The recipe will keep well for up to 5 days.

Can you freeze cream cheese fruit dip?

No, I don’t recommend freezing this fruit dip because the creamy texture will change after freezing and thawing.

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More recipes with cream cheese

Cream cheese is incredibly versatile! If you love it as much as we do, try these sweet and savory cream cheese recipes next!

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Philadelphia Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Recipe

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Philadelphia cream cheese fruit dip recipe is easy to make and pairs perfectly with your favorite fruits! Tangy cream cheese, heavy cream, and sweet maple syrup are mixed with a hint of vanilla for the simplest 4-ingredient fruit dip.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz / 225 g full-fat Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup / 60 ml / 2 fl oz maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients. Place the cream cheese, maple syrup, heavy cream, and vanilla extract into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. Mix until everything is well combined and the texture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve the dip. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl. Serve with fresh fruit and cookies. Enjoy!

Notes

Tips

  • Use full-fat cream cheese because it delivers the richest and creamiest flavors. Of course, you can opt for fat-reduced cream cheese if you prefer.
  • Blend in a food processor: It’s the quickest and easiest way to prepare the fruit dip. Alternatively, mix the ingredients with a stand mixer (fitted with the paddle attachment) or a hand-held mixer. If using a mixer, soften the cream cheese to room temperature for a smooth texture.
  • Adjust the texture and sweetness: You can adjust the texture of the dip by adding more or less heavy cream. The sweetness is easily adjusted by using more or less maple syrup.

Serving Suggestions

  • Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and cherries.
  • Fruit: Sliced apples, pears, pineapple, banana coins, peach slices, orange slices, grapes, apricots, watermelon, and mango chunks.
  • Cookies: Vanilla wafers, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, Oreo cookies, Nutter Butter cookies, and ginger cookies.
  • Crackers: Graham crackers, animal crackers, mini pretzels, and pretzel sticks.
  • Cake: Pound cake cubes, coffee cake, brownie bites, and other sturdy sweet cakes.
  • Drinks: Creamy fruit dip goes well with any drink. We love it with sweet tea, creamy lemonade, and hot chocolate.
  • Sweet spread: Dollop a spoonful of the dip onto pancakes, waffles, bagels, French toast, and other baked goods. It adds a fluffy touch to anything you’re eating.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

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