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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.


  • 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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Red White and Blue Fruit Skewers with Cheesecake Yogurt Dip

5 from 6 votes
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.
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.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Yield: 24 servings
Serving Size: 1 skewer, 1 tbsp dip


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


  • 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.

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Serving: 1 skewer, 1 tbsp dip, Calories: 105 kcal, Carbohydrates: 18.5 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2.5 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Cholesterol: 1.5 mg, Sodium: 147.5 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 7 g




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60 comments on “Red White and Blue Fruit Skewers with Cheesecake Yogurt Dip”

  1. Hubby and son are going to watch the Pats game with their father/grandfather at the nursing home, so I am packing them up with some football healthy goodies. This is one of them, some for them, some for my daughter and I, to eat after I make your Pot Sticker Stir Fry from that amazing Skinnytaste Simple cookbook for the two of us! Can’t wait for dinner tomorrow night, after crafts and building a haunted gingerbread house with my daughter. Just wanted to say, Gina, thank you for your awesome recipes. This one is a huge favorite in our family, along with the delicious brownies made from black beans. Oh, for goodness sakes, we love almost all of your recipes!

  2. This is one of my absolute favorites. I often make it more in a deconstructed way, with the fruit and angels food cake all separate rather than on skewers. My go-to summer desert for the several years since I first tried it!

  3. I cut the recipe in half for a smaller group. Instead of taking the time to make skewers I placed the cake pieces and fruit in a large bowl. Each person could self-serve and top with some of the dip. It worked out so well!

  4. 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!!

  5. 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,

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  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!

    1. I want to make this for a bbq. It looks delicious, but I’m concerned about the dip. You could have the ole’ “double dippers”. I’m concerned about sanitation. How about making the dip a little more liquid and pour sparingly on each kabob? No dip bowl?

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    Trainer T.s Fitness

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

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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!

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    Kahkasan Akhi

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

    K. Akhi

  17. 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!

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    David and Tracy

    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!

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

  20. 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!

    1. Thanks! Just emailed under my yahoo account.

      BTW, I don't know how you have a daughter in college when you look young enough to be in college yourself!!

  21. 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!

  22. 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…)

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    Peanut Butter and Peppers

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

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    Sarah Mueller

    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!

  25. 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!

  26. 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!!

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


  28. 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! 😀