Creamy Cherry Pie Fruit Dip with Rainbow Fruit Kabobs

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If you’ve ever wanted to fancy-up fresh summer fruit without much fuss, this is your solution. This dip is creamy and luxurious with a hint of cherry-vanilla flavour. Throw some fruit onto a kabob for a special event or just drizzle it onto a bowl of fruit for a quicker option. Heck, it’s even great drizzled on granola and yogurt, pancakes, and fruit crisps. You can’t go wrong if you tried!

I blended soaked cashews with almond milk, cherries, vanilla, and coconut syrup creating a decadent, lightly-sweetened dip free of dairy. Eric went crazy over this dip and he isn’t even a dip person, so there you go. You will probably have to hide it.

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Sunday evening, we emptied our kitchen cupboards to prepare for the kitchen reno. The dishes, gadgets, glasses, appliances, and food now have a home in our previously empty dining room. On Monday, Eric and our friend Pete started to take the kitchen cabinets apart. Several hours later the kitchen was empty! I’m saying goodbye to a working sink, oven, counter tops, and dishwasher for the next month and a half or so. So far the biggest “emergency” has been my missing dark chocolate stash (the horrors!), so I can’t complain too much. But have you ever seen a 31-week pregnant lady riffling through boxes to find her chocolate? It wasn’t my proudest moment.

So here we have it – an almost blank slate. The sad, beige tiles will be ripped off today and the electrical work starts tomorrow. I created a new Instagram account for non-food related things (like renos, life stuff, pregnancy, etc) so you can follow along @theglowspot if you’d like to see updates!

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Creamy Cherry Pie Fruit Dip with Rainbow Fruit Kabobs

Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, oil-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free

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The creamiest non-dairy fruit dip ever! Soaked raw cashews form the base of this creamy, lightly sweet dip. Drizzle it on fresh fruit, oatmeal, fruit crumbles, pancakes, waffles, and more.

Yield
1.5-2 cups
Prep Time
Cook time
0 Minutes
Total Time

Ingredients:

For the fruit dip:
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked
  • 1/2 cup + 1-2 tablespoon almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh pitted cherries
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons coconut nectar syrup (or liquid sweetener of choice), to taste
for the kabobs:
  • Fruit of choice (I used strawberries, cantaloupe, grapes, nectarines, kiwi, watermelon)
  • Skewers

Directions:

  1. Place the cashews in a bowl and cover with an inch of water. Soak overnight or for at least 8 hours. If using a Vitamix you can get away with soaking for only 2-3 hours. Drain and rinse the cashews thoroughly.
  2. Add the almond milk into the blender followed by the drained and rinsed cashews, pitted cherries, vanilla, and sweetener. Blend on low and increase the speed gradually until blending at full speed. Keep blending until the mixture is velvety smooth and doesn’t have any texture to it. You can add a splash more milk if you need to help the blender along.
  3. Chill the fruit dip for a few hours (or overnight) for the best flavour, but you can also enjoy it right away if desired.
  4. Prepare the fruit kabobs (if making) or simply drizzle the fruit dip over a bowl of fruit.
  5. The fruit dip will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for about 1-1.5 weeks, possibly longer.

Tip: For a nut-free fruit dip option, try making coconut whipped cream instead. You can mix a bit of chia seed jam into it for a similar fruity effect.

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Heather @ eSmoothie Recipes July 22, 2014

Beautiful fruit pictures! *drool*

And, I’m totally jealous of the kitchen reno. When we bought out house two years ago I said oh yeah this kitchen is gonna be the first thing to go. Two, years later….and I still have a love/hate with it. One day I’ll get my new kitchen.

BTW- Keep that stash somewhere safe. It’s important. Mine stays on the top shelf of the baking cabinet. Shhh! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 23, 2014

thanks Heather!
Im happy to say the stash has been located! This will teach me to keep it close by at all times..hah

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Librarian Lavender July 22, 2014

Good luck with the new kitchen! I love summer fruit!

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Audrey July 22, 2014

Yum! I bet this dip would be great with almond extract instead or in addition to vanilla.
Good luck with the renovations!

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Caitlin July 22, 2014

This looks delicious. I always see these nice looking dips that are full of dairy which doesn’t work for me, so I’m excited to try this one. Good luck on the kitchen! I imagine a lot of crock pot meals in your future :)

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simplegreenmoms July 22, 2014

This looks like such a simple and delicious summer time (or anytime) treat! Beautiful pics… PINNED! =)

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Alex @ Kenzie Life July 22, 2014

I love fruit dip but it’s really hard to find a good vegan one! I’m definitely giving this a try because I love the cherry twist!

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Joy July 22, 2014

The title alone makes me so hungry!

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan July 22, 2014

I love the way this sounds! So perfect for these hot days we are having! : ) Can’t wait to see the kitchen when it’s all done!

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Tom @ Raise Your Garden July 22, 2014

Those fruit Kabobs looks amazing and would make the perfect snack! We redid our kitchen after we moved in ten years ago and it totally changed our lives. Well more specifically my wife’s life. It became her favorite room in the house. When we moved in there were remnants of mouse poop and mouths and it just had to get done. It’s worth the inconvenience in the end. I don’t think we need to worry about how long the kabobs will last in the fridge because things in this house get eaten in a day!

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Erica { EricaDHouse.com } July 22, 2014

This looks like so much fun to eat!

Good luck with the kitchen reno :)

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Glitter Coated Lenses July 22, 2014

Obsessed with this vegan recipe! Love the idea of blending cashews and almond milk together to make a creamy puree!

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Jill July 22, 2014

Great idea…especially good for my cherries that are getting a bit mushy!
Good luck with the reno!

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Jessica July 22, 2014

wow, thats such a unique recipe, I have never thought of making a fruit dip…especially one sans chocolate and/or caramel and all the stuff we try not to eat all the time! This is so indulgent free but looks so delicious! Thanks!

x
Jess
mossandmink.com

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Jyo July 22, 2014

Now you are making another pregnant lady drool over that yummy dip….will definitely give it a try..BTW you look adorable and super fit in all your preggo pics

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 23, 2014

Let me know if you try it out…it’s honestly good poured over just about anything! I kept finding new things to pour it on, hah. Thanks for your kind words btw!

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Angela Gilmore July 22, 2014

Yum, this looks so delicious! I’m surprised that the cherry doesn’t color the dip at all.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 22, 2014

I was surprised too! It’s more of a “blush” colour ;)

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Stephanie July 24, 2014

I made this with frozen cherries (can’t stop eating the fresh ones long enough to cook with them) and it came out a bit pinker. Not sure why that made a difference but it seemed to.

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Shundara@savynaturalista July 22, 2014

Oh good luck on all the renovations before the baby comes!! This dip looks so rich and creamy and the colors are so bright!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks July 22, 2014

I want that fruit dip on everything! Actually, I don’t even need the fruit – just a spoon please! :)
Pinned

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Medha July 22, 2014

Yum! I love fruit dips because I’m so into fresh fruit nowadays and they make it feel really dessert-y!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 22, 2014

I LOVE your kitchen, Ange! You guys have done a fabulous job and the whole house looked gorgeous on Sunday. These fruit kabobs are also beauties, and you’ve got me salivating at the prospect of making some this weekend! :)

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Nan July 22, 2014

This comment has nothing to do with your marvelous looking dip and fruit platter, and perhaps you know this already. I was rushing through the Rideau Chapters store in Ottawa on an emergency book buying spree when I noticed a very prominent table labelled “The Best Books of 2014–So Far.” Your Oh She Glows Cookbook was prominently displayed. I am not sure if each store decides the line up for the distinction, or if the same books show up in all stores, but I thought you would like to know. Congratulations!

You will survive the renovation. We went subterranean for five months, living in the basement with a rigged up shower over the laundry room floor drain, a bar fridge and a hotplate to keep us going. And did I mention my two adult children were toughing it out down their with us? The renovations were all worth it. I continue to say, “I love my kitchen!” out loud to myself at least once a week.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 23, 2014

Hey Nan, Was that in Indigo/Chapters? My cookbook is still the best selling cookbook in the country 4 months running. Crazy, right? I’m so happy to hear they had it on a special table in the store!
Thanks for the vote of confidence with the reno too. I keep saying it could always be worse! hah

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Nan July 23, 2014

Yes! That would indeed be Indigo/Chapters. Our “historic” sign on the storefront continues on as Chapters. Terrific news on your lofty book sales!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 24, 2014

Awesome, they have been such a big support for the book!

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Kaila @healthyhelperblog! July 22, 2014

What a delicious dip! I am LOVING cashews lately so I’d love to use them in a new way like this as opposed to just eating them by the handful as I’ve been doing! LOL

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Athletic Avocado July 22, 2014

Sounds amazing! What a perfect and healthy snack! :)

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Jesse @JesseLWellness July 22, 2014

This is such a fun recipe, I love it! Good luck with the kitchen renos, I can’t imagine not having a kitchen!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 22, 2014

This sounds delightful! Love those kebabs!

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Kayse July 22, 2014

This dip sounds amazing. Cherry and vanilla?! yummmmm… Good luck on the kitchen renovations!!

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Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen July 22, 2014

This dip looks amazing! I can imagine it being the perfect fruit, creamy and sweet combo – LOVE it! And your fruit skewers just look perfect!

Good luck with the kitchen renos – can’t wait to see the finished product! I am glad I am not the only one who go to lengths to find chocolate in the house when I am unable to find it!! :)

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Michelle July 23, 2014

Such a great idea. I loved cherry vanilla soda when I was a kid :) Great flavor combo.

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh July 23, 2014

I eat fruit salad every day but this makes me want to break out the skewers…perhaps I will!

Good luck on the kitchen reno! Can’t wait to see more pics!

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Cece Leskova July 23, 2014

This looks tasty! What a delicious way to dress up fruit :)

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Ella July 23, 2014

Looks delish, Angela! Cherry pie is my all time fave dessert. Can’t wait to try this, especially with the fresh summer fruit that’s everywhere right now :)
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Kari @ Cooking with Toddlers July 23, 2014

Looks delicious; a perfect addition to the wonderful summer fruit. Good luck on your kitchen!

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DessertForTwo July 23, 2014

I hope your reno goes super fast and issue-free! In the meantime, I’ll be eating fruit kabobs like it’s going out of style! Love!

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Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health July 23, 2014

This dip looks incredible! The possibilities really are endless.

Good luck with the new kitchen renovations! I’m sure it’s a little stressful to deal with, especially when you can’t find your chocolate stash. ;) I can’t wait to see how the finished product turns out!

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Michelle @ Sprinkle On Sunshine July 23, 2014

You are lucky to be doing the reno in the summer time! We did the same thing and the grill was our best friend for 2 months. We grilled anything and everything we could think of, ha! I even got really desperate and started baking in my slow cooker…a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 24, 2014

I’m sure we will too…Eric is already talking pizza on the grill. I can’t wait!

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Michelle @ Sprinkle On Sunshine July 24, 2014

You may seriously never go back to eating pizza any other way, especially if you are using a charcoal grill! You can’t beat the flavor that it adds :D

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Laurel Westwick July 23, 2014

This looks delish:)! I have a hard time digesting cashews, though. . . Do you know if there are any other nuts this might work with? Love your blog . . . Thanks for all the great recipes:).

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 23, 2014

almonds might work or macadamia nuts but I’m not sure if the almonds would get as smooth. You might need to play around with the milk ratio!

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Tabitha July 23, 2014

As if our simple food choices didn’t get enough criticism- being beautifully swollen with baby AND eating ‘that way’ seems to give strangers a whole new reason to criticize. Thanks for being another healthy, thriving example of a mama who is doing great things. Three cheers for vegan pregnancy! Hip hip hooray!! Hooray!! Hooray!!

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Polly @ Tasty Food Project July 23, 2014

Oh goodness, I could sure use some of that dip right now! I love how it’s so easy to make and it looks delicious! Good luck with your kitchen renovations!

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Kristen @ Vitamin K Girl July 23, 2014

Love the idea of fruit kebab-style!

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Osha Key July 23, 2014

Looks so beautiful and summery!!

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Natalie @ Our Passion For Food July 23, 2014

What an cool idea for a dip to go with fruit! Looks delicious!

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