Creamy, fluffy, sweet, and the perfect companion to almost any fruit, Cream Cheese Pineapple Dip is an instant fan favorite! It’s made in just two steps with easy-to-find ingredients and pantry staples!

The light and bright flavor of pineapple has a way of brightening up any day. Zucchini Bread with Pineapple, Homemade Pineapple Cobbler, and Pineapple Guacamole are popular recipes for a reason. This pineapple fluff recipe with cream cheese is another pineapple dish you can enjoy year-round. Read on to learn how!

Why You’ll Love This Cream Cheese Pineapple Dip

Also known as pineapple fluff, pineapple spread, pineapple Nilla wafer dip, or pineapple Cool Whip fruit dip, this easy appetizer dip recipe features bright pineapple flavor, a sweet creamy taste, and a light and fluffy texture. There are so many reasons to love it:

  • Simple and Quick. This pineapple and cream cheese dip is made in just 2 steps and is as beginner-friendly as they get! As long as you have a hand mixer, measuring cups, and mixing bowls, you can make this easy fruit dip!
  • Creamy and Sweet. Featuring Cool Whip, crushed pineapple, pudding mix, and cream cheese, this fruit dip with vanilla pudding makes a great centerpiece of a dessert fruit spread.
  • Perfect With Any Fruit. Not just pineapples are welcome here! Serve this pineapple fluff with cream cheese with any of your favorite fruits!
  • Great for Parties. Whether you serve pineapple dip at your next potluck, BBQ, or game-day party, this recipe is a favorite sweet dessert dip for parties.

Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese: Plain cream cheese is best. Philadelphia cream cheese is my favorite brand for this sweet dip recipe, but any brand will do.
  • Canned Crushed Pineapple: There’s no need to drain the pineapple before mixing up the dip!
  • Cottage Cheese: Add savory notes to the Cool Whip fruit dip, balancing out the sweetness and acid from the pineapple.
  • Instant Pudding: Vanilla or Coconut flavored pudding is the best for this easy dessert dip.
  • Cool Whip: Defrost it in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before starting the recipe.
  • Honey: Adds just the perfect touch of extra sweetness to the vanilla pudding fruit dip.
  • Lemon Juice: Brightens up the flavors of the pineapple fluff recipe, making the sweet and creamy flavors shine. If you aren’t a fan of lemon, do not worry – you will hardly taste the flavor!

How To Make Cream Cheese Pineapple Dip

Even the most novice cooks can feel confident making this Philadelphia cream cheese fruit dip! All it takes are two steps. Here’s how:

  1. Blend. Using a hand mixer, food processor, or stand mixer, blend the cottage cheese, cream cheese, pineapple, pudding mix, lemon juice, and honey together until smooth.
  2. Mix. Fold in the cool whip until combined. Serve with fruit.

Tips & Variations

  • Soften the Cream Cheese to Room Temperature. Using soft cream cheese will make the dip easiest to whip up.
  • Mixing Options. The pineapple dip can be whipped up with a hand mixer, stand mixer, or food processor – whichever you have on hand.
  • Making the Dip Ahead of Time. This dip can be made up to a day ahead of serving. Make the pineapple spread according to the package directions and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Bring the dip to room temperature for 1-2 hours before serving, or until softened.

Serving Suggestions

The dip serves as well with pineapple as it does almost any other fruit. Some of our favorites are bananas, apples, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, pears, mangos, and cherries.

You can also serve the cool whip fruit dip with nilla wafers, animal crackers, pretzels, and sugar cookies, or make a charcuterie platter of fruit and cookies to serve with the dip!

Recipe Variations

  • Reduced-Fat: To make a lighter cream cheese fruit dip, use reduced-fat or Neufchâtel cream cheese, low-fat cottage cheese, and light Cool Whip.
  • Pineapple: For an extra pineapple flavor and a chunkier consistency, fold 1/2 to 1 cup of pineapple cubes into the pineapple dip along with the Cool Whip.
  • Maraschino Cherries: Enjoy an extra flavor or a colorful garnish by topping the pineapple fruit dip with halved or whole sweet cherries.

Storing

  • Store. Leftovers keep covered in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Cream cheese cool whip fruit dip does not freeze well.

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Servings: 12 servings

Cream Cheese Pineapple Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Creamy, fluffy, sweet, and the perfect companion to almost any fruit, Cream Cheese Pineapple Dip is an instant fan favorite! Made in just two steps with easy-to-find ingredients and pantry staples!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened, 8 ounces
  • 1 can crushed pineapple, 20 oz.
  • 1 box vanilla or coconut instant pudding mix, 3.4 oz.
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup Cool Whip topping, thawed

Instructions
 

  • Using a food processor or hand mixer, blend cottage cheese, cream cheese, pineapple, pudding mix, lemon juice, and honey.
  • Mix in cool whip. Serve with fruit.

Notes

  • Soften the Cream Cheese to Room Temperature. Using soft cream cheese will make the dip easiest to whip up.
  • Mixing Options. The pineapple dip can be whipped up with a hand mixer, stand mixer, or food processor – whichever you have on hand.
  • Making the Dip Ahead of Time. This dip can be made up to a day ahead of serving. Make the pineapple spread according to the package directions and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Bring the dip to room temperature for 1-2 hours before serving, or until softened.
  • Store. Leftovers keep covered in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Cream cheese cool whip fruit dip does not freeze well.
Calories: 165kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 170mg, Potassium: 128mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 306IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 0.4mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
Author: Jennifer
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