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Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Is Cheesecake Fruit Salad a side dish or a dessert? You decide! Made with cream cheese, Cool Whip, berries and citrus, this recipe takes fruit salad to the next level!

Cheesecake Fruit Salad in a bowl

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Cheesecake Fruit Salad Ingredients 

To make this fruit salad recipe, you will need the following ingredients (print the recipe below for exact amounts and directions):

  • Cream cheese: You can omit the cream cheese for a sweeter flavor.
  • Powdered cheesecake pudding mix
  • Cool Whip: You can make your own whipped topping using heavy whipping cream instead of using store-bought Cool Whip for this cheesecake fruit salad.
  • Honey
  • Vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Kiwi
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Mandarin slices
Sliced fruit and berries in rows on a cutting board

How to Make Cheesecake Fruit Salad

  1. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, honey, and vanilla extract for about 2 minutes or until very smooth.
  2. In a large bowl fold powdered cheesecake pudding mix into cool whip until well mixed.
  3. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the large bowl with the cool whip mixture and combine well.
  4. Add strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, pineapple, and mandarin to the mixture and combine them until the fruit is covered in the cheesecake mixture.
  5. Chill in a refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and serve cold.
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Storage Instructions

This cheesecake fruit salad can be stored in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to 4 days or in a freezer for up to 4 months.

FAQs

Can I eat these warm or cold?

This cheesecake fruit salad is best served cold.

What are substitutions that I can make?

You can substitute any of the fruit with a variety of other fruit such as banana slices, grapes, peach slices, mango chunks, etc.

Can I make this ahead of time and freeze it?

Yes, you can make this fruit side dish ahead of time and freeze it. Make sure to thaw completely in the refrigerator before serving.

Can I just add the ingredients together and mix them?

It is best to mix the powdered pudding mix to the cool whip before combining all other ingredients, otherwise, the mixture becomes very chunky and hard to incorporate fruit.

Cheesecake Fruit Salad

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Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Yield: 8 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Is Cheesecake Fruit Salad a side dish or a dessert? You decide! Made with cream cheese, Cool Whip, berries and citrus, this recipe takes fruit salad to the next level!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ounce powdered cheesecake pudding mix (unprepared)
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup kiwi, sliced
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup mandarin slices

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, honey, and vanilla extract for about 2 minutes or until very smooth.
  2. In a large bowl fold powdered cheesecake pudding mix into cool whip until well mixed.
  3. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the large bowl with the cool whip mixture and combine well.
  4. Add strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, pineapple, and mandarin to the mixture and combine them until the fruit is covered in the cheesecake mixture.
  5. Chill in a refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and serve cold.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3gSugar: 31gProtein: 3g

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Betsy

Tuesday 7th of June 2022

Hi Emily:

This recipe looks great! Since I want to make it for a cookout for 4th of July, I have a question.

I'm guessing all the fruit in the recipe is the fresh version.

The reason I ask, is that I think the only way I've ever seen mandarin slices was in a can.

Thus, I'd need to substitute some other fresh fruit?

Thanks in advance for getting back to me!

Emily Enchanted

Tuesday 7th of June 2022

@Betsy, you can absolutely used canned mandarin slices! Just drain them first. :)

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