Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip Appetizer

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This is my easy-to-make pineapple cream cheese dip appetizer. It’s that time of year when we have the wonderful opportunity to enjoy time with friends and family during all sorts of holidays. This recipe actually started as a cheese ball appetizer. We all know how recipes get shared with others and soon the recipe becomes our modified recipe! This is one of our family’s all-time favorite holiday appetizers.

Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip

This recipe can be made a few days in advance and then just add the pecans at the last minute. What I love about appetizers is the fact that you can stand around and chitty chat while enjoying a small snack in between conversations. You know we look at all the yummy snacks on the table and grab a small plate. We get to laugh and “catch up” with each other. Life is good!

Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip

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Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip

Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese
  • Crushed Pineapple
  • Chopped Pecans
  • Green Onion
  • All Season Salt (Lawry,s)
Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip Appetizer

Step One

The first step is to let the cream cheese sit out at room temperature to soften so we can combine the ingredients more easily.

Soften The Cream Cheese

Step Two

Drain the pineapple in a colander to remove as much pineapple juice that you can. I just drink the pineapple juice, it would be great in a smoothie as well.

Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip Appetizer

Step Three

Next, chop the pecans with a chopper or a knife. I used my old trusted Pampered Chef chopper, I love it and so do my daughters!

Chopping the Pecans

Step Four

Combine the softened cream cheese, the drained crushed pineapple, chopped pecans, and Lawry’s All Season Salt. Green onions are optional. I didn’t use them today, but they do add a unique flavor to the dip.

Mixing the Pineapple Dip

Finished Product

This is truly my all-time favorite dip! I love it because it’s sweet and creamy wrapped up in one bite! Be sure to eat it when cool, right out of your fridge.

Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip

Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip

5 from 3 votes
Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip
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Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Ingredients
  • 2 8-ounce packages softened cream cheese
  • 1 20-ounce can drained crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion (optional)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons all season salt (Lawry’s Salt)
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Use a hand mixer to blend completely. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Serve with your favorite crackers or veggies.

What crackers can I serve with it?

We buy Wheat Thins, Chicken in a Biscuit, and Ritz crackers, but just about any of your favorite crackers will work.

Can I serve it with vegetables?

We have served it with crisp celery and carrot sticks. Again, just about any veggie will work.

How do I store this after I make it?

I store it in an airtight container in your fridge. Don’t leave it out on your counter or table too long, eat it while it’s cool.

Can I freeze the dip?

I wouldn’t, after you freeze cream cheese, the consistency is never the same. It will be crumbly and not creamy.

How long is it safe to store in the refrigerator?

I tend to be extra safe with the food I make and store. If this dip has been refrigerated continually it will last much longer. It should be safe for 3-4 days inside your refrigerator. I would start with a small portion to put out for guests and leave the rest in the refrigerator. I never keep my dip out of the refrigerator for more than one hour.

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Final Word

This is one of my all-time favorite cheese balls or dips to take to parties. Who doesn’t love pineapple cream cheese dip? We serve this at every holiday get-together. It’s all about teaching our kids and grandkids how to cook and make more recipe favorites from scratch, right? May God Bless this world, Linda

25 thoughts on “Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip Appetizer

  • November 8, 2013 at 9:42 am
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    Yes this recipe has been around! My mom has what I think is the original. She cut it out of a newspaper back in the 50’s. The original was for a cheeseball and it is a lovely piece, but for ease, just a bowl of dip is quick!

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    • November 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm
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      Mickey, the original recipe I have said to add chopped bell peppers…I have never added those! It has been in my recipe box for at least 40 years! Hugs! Linda

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    • November 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm
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      Hi Mary Elle, thanks for stopping by! Hugs! Linda

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  • November 8, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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    Would love to add this to the Appetizer Round Up I’m posting tomorrow! Email me the URL and picture if your interested and any other appetizers you would like to submit to APeekIntoMyParadise@gmail.com. Looks yummy! Luvin from DBB!
    Cathy 🙂

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    • November 8, 2013 at 4:20 pm
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      Hi Cathy, should I just send you the text? Do you have WP? Thanks so much! I asked my friend Mary Ellen if she has any to share with you, I hope that’s okay. She is awesome! Hugs! Linda

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    • November 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm
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      Cathy, sorry I just saw that you have blogger. I will email the picture and the URL. Thanks again, Linda

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  • November 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm
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    I love this recipe because it is something that I can make on the go and have it at the ready if company comes, too! Pinning! Thanks for sharing.–Deb (DialMforMoms)

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    • November 8, 2013 at 8:30 pm
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      Hi Deb, thanks for pinning! You are awesome! Hugs! Linda

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  • November 9, 2013 at 1:32 am
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    Yup. I love it!!!! I’m pinning it right now and I’ll probably end up making it this holiday season!
    Thanks for sharing with the Daily Blog Boost today!
    ~ Brooke ~

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    • November 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm
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      Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your website! Hugs! Linda

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  • November 9, 2013 at 5:18 am
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    We always make a cheese ball for Thanksgiving, but this looks intriguing! Pinned to my snack board!

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    • November 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm
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      Hi Sarah, I hope you share your cheese for Thanksgiving! I am always on the look out for new recipes! Thanks for pinning! Hugs! Linda

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    • November 10, 2013 at 12:46 pm
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      Kim, thanks it really is yum! LOL! Hugs! Linda

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  • July 18, 2019 at 11:26 am
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    Love this but I do add the bell pepper, green and red around Christmas, yellow, orange for summertime, you can mix them up. I chop them pretty small too because it’s easier to eat and chat that way.

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    • July 18, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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      Hi Erin, oh my gosh, I want to try using green and red bell peppers!!! I love it! Thank you, Linda

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  • December 9, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    I have made this recipe for about 40 years n I add the green n red pepper cut in very small bits too. My family loves this

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    • December 10, 2019 at 6:39 am
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      Hi Louella, thanks for the idea! I have got to try this recipe using red and green peppers. Great tip! Linda

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  • October 26, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    5 stars
    Man this looks so good! I can’t wait to try it.

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    • October 26, 2020 at 8:52 am
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      Hi Jess, you have got to try this for the holidays! Be ready to hand out the recipe! Linda

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  • February 6, 2021 at 5:16 pm
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    5 stars
    I tried this recipe and it’s now one of my favorites!!

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    • February 6, 2021 at 7:15 pm
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      Hi Alli, I love appetizers, I’m glad you like the recipe! Linda

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  • February 8, 2021 at 10:57 am
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    5 stars
    Omg! Sooo delicious! I made this dip for Super Bowl Sunday and my family loved it! Definitely making this again 🙂 Thank you for sharing! I love your recipes!❤️

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    • February 8, 2021 at 11:38 am
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      Hi Camille, oh I love hearing this! It’s our family’s favorite dip! Linda

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