Red White and Blue Fruit Skewers with Cheesecake Yogurt Dip

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Easy Red White and Blue Fruit Skewers with Cheesecake Yogurt Dip is the perfect no-bake dessert for the summer!

Red White and Blue Fruit Skewers with Cheesecake Yogurt Dip
Red White and Blue Fruit Skewers

If you need a quick dessert that doesn’t require much work, it doesn’t get easier than this! These fresh strawberry, blueberry and angel food cake skewers are perfect for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day or any summer party.

Red White and Blue Fruit Skewers with Cheesecake Yogurt Dip

I’m not sure what it is about putting fruit on sticks that makes them so appealing, but my youngest daughter’s eyes lit up when she couldn’t wait to eat them.

I wanted a healthy cheesecake flavored dip so I played around with yogurt, cream cheese, vanilla and sugar, and it was exactly was I was looking for. The strawberries tasted wonderful with this dip, it’s a keeper!

Make Ahead

This will feed a large crowd, you can make the dip the night before, assemble it in the morning, and refrigerate until ready to eat.

Variations

  • You can skip the skewers and just serve the fruit in a bowl with the dip.
  • Use a pound cake or gluten-free cake instead.

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If you need a quick dessert that doesn't require much work, it doesn't get easier than this! These fresh strawberry, blueberry and angel food cake skewers are perfect for Memorial Day.
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Red White and Blue Fruit Skewers with Cheesecake Yogurt Dip

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105 Cals 3 Protein 18.5 Carbs 2.5 Fats
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 24 servings
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American
If you need a quick dessert that doesn't require much work, it doesn't get easier than this! These fresh strawberry, blueberry and angel food cake skewers are perfect for Memorial Day.

Ingredients

For the cheesecake dipping sauce:

  • 4 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup fat free Greek or plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar

For the skewers:

  • 14 oz angel foods cake, cut about 1-inch cubes
  • 72-84 medium strawberries, about 3.5 lbs stems removed
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 24 to 28 skewers

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese with yogurt, vanilla and sugar. Mix well until sugar dissolves; set aside.
  • Thread 3 strawberries and 2 cubes of cake onto each skewer, alternating between strawberries and cake.
  • Finish each skewers with 3 blueberries.
  • Place finished skewers on a platter and refrigerate until ready to eat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1skewer, 1 tbsp dip, Calories: 105kcal, Carbohydrates: 18.5g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 1.5mg, Sodium: 147.5mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Green Smart Points: 2
Purple Smart Points: 2
Points +: 2
Keywords: fruit skewers, july 4 recipes, Kid Friendly, Under 30 Minutes

 

 

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52 comments

  1. Fabulous dip!! I do not usually change recipes from the onset. However, I did with this one.

    1. I could not find 1/3 less fat cream cheese (my store was out of stock…crazy right??!!) 2. I do not like blueberries, so I used blackberries.

    I ended up using whipped cream cheese. The calorie count per serving is 20 calories less for the whipped cream cheese than the 1/3 less fat cream cheese. I am so glad I used the whipped, because the whipped is lighter (in weight).

    Great recipe. Thanks you for posting!!

  2. Everyone loved this for the Fourth of July!!  The dip is so yummy!

  3. Do you think monk fruit sweetener would work too?

  4. Outstanding! I especially love the dip which I now make in batches to keep on hand to use with any fruit dish. The dip is just like Marzetti’s Fruit Dip but nowhere near the calories. I even used 1/8 cup of Pyure Organic Stevia in place of the raw sugar to further save some calories,

  5. I love this fruit dip! It really does taste like cheesecake. I didn’t make the skewers, just dipped strawberries. Looking forward to making this with the skewers for Memorial Day.

  6. Could the dip be warmed and served over the Creme Brulee French Toast? That sounds so wonderful and decadent to me 🙂

  7. use the plain if you are used to it. If you need something a little sweeter (and can have the extra carbs) then go for the vanilla. For me I used the plain Greek. I have it on hand already and am used to the flavor. I also used splenda instead of sugar and had no problem with blood sugar spike.

  8. Do you use plain Greek yogurt or vanilla yogurt? Any certain brand? Can you use granulated sugar?

  9. I'm wondering how long this can be kept in the fridge for? I was hoping to make it ahead of time for a party.

  10. I used this as the basis to make cheesecake flavored frozen dessert (by cutting down the cream cheese and yogurt, but adding nonfat evaporated milk). It was great! Thanks!

  11. Just made this for today! It is very yummy! I did add some fresh lemon juice! Can not wait to eat our dessert!

  12. Do you use plain or vanilla Greek yogurt?

  13. Found the best app for sharing recipes ever! It’s called Heirloom Recipes my sister just got it today and emailed me this recipe with the link and I got the free version to try it and OMG I imported the recipe right into the app no typing or anything! The email had the link to the free one: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id617619870. I’m going to make these for our upcoming family gathering next week. I hope mine looks as perfect as the pictures of it here. Thanks!!!

  14. I am not a greek yogurt fan what can replace it? just regular vanilla perhaps?

  15. Making for my Birthday in July. You should re-post this for the 4th of July too 🙂
    Thanks!!!

  16. Do you have to use raw sugar? Is it ok to use regular granulated?

  17. Thank you for posting this recipe, this looks like it will be an amazing healthy treat that feels like a "cheat"! I'm so excited to try this out now, it looks like a perfect summer snack! I'm especially excited to try the cheesecake dipping sauce. How creative! I love that you include the nutrition info with your recipes–particularly the Weight Watchers Points.

  18. This is such a great idea! I am looking forward to adding this recipe to my 4th of July celebration! 😀

  19. Oh my goodness these look so yummy! And my mom would love this. I'll have to make some for her next time I visit. Thanks for the lovely recipe!

    http://thescoopbydanielle.blogspot.co.uk

  20. Love this! Will be making this at my next tea party. Thanks!

    K. Akhi
    http://intensepursuits.com

  21. I served just the skewers on Memorial Day as a last minute treat (pulled some whipped topping out of the freezer for those who wanted to dip) and they were a hit! They looked so cute and festive on the table. Thanks!

  22. This was a big hit at our house! My light-as-a-feather 2-year old LOVED the dip, so I may be making a full-fat version for her. It definitely hit the spot!

  23. I've checked out so many other website for the recipe!
    YOURS is the BEST!!!
    Can't say thank you enough but THANK YOU!!!!

  24. We loved these! Thanks for the recipe.

  25. This looks amazing!!

    Gina, I hate to write this on another post, but I left a comment with some questions on your "low fat cc cookies" recipe and was hoping you could answer them for me please 🙂 I think with a little help, I can make them as good as yours!

  26. Great dessert/appetizer!! Love that it can be assembled ahead of time!

  27. What a great idea! I wish I would have read this yesterday before a potluck dinner I attended with friends. I will check your website first before my next potluck. Can't wait to make this for my next event!

  28. Mmmmm looks so good. I'm going to have to try this!

    x

    http://thewearwithal.typepad.com/

  29. What a cute idea Gina- I love summer. Such a great time for creative, light meals!

  30. Needed an item to bring to a picnic today. These are perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  31. I wonder how this would be grilled?

  32. Perfect!

  33. The dip sounds wonderful. I, too, would skip the cake, and perhaps substitute honeydew melon. (I don't need to be gluten free, just don't see any point in eating cake…)

  34. This looks so delicious and yummy! Thanks for sharing and I will definitely try this.

  35. I love it! I have had the greek yogurt and cream cheese combination and it is fabulous! I just love it!!!! Happy Memorial Day!

  36. This looks amazing! I'm going to skip the cake to make it super-simple gluten free. My kids are going to gobble this up!

  37. Gina,
    I think these are just wonderful! Each Sunday, we visit as a family. (We are Italian!) My little nephew always like to make some kind of special recipe with me to share with the whole family. Some times I make trail mix, some times it's s'mores. I am always looking for something new and healthy for us to make. This will be a great "go-to" for our little chef experiences. I love all of your recipes and use them almost daily!
    Karen

  38. Hey,
    this looks so tasty!!! 🙂
    Kisses
    Tabea

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

  39. I love anything made with cream cheese. I can't wait to try it!

  40. I made this today for our memorial day party, It was a big hit with adults and kids alike. Festive, tasty and not too bad for you! I used truvia in place of the sugar and it still came out amazing. Thank you for your blog it is my favorite one!!

  41. This looks awesome and so festive! Love the cheesecake dip. Yum.

  42. OMG Gina looks great. I wonder if you could use that "dip" made into a larger batch for cheesecake?

    diane

  43. You just changed my life. I woke up this morning saying how much I really wanted a cheesecake dip that wasn't as fattening as cheesecake. What do I see when I come to SkinnyTaste? EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED!

    Too amazing! 😀