Cherry Cheesecake Topping – Simple Cheesecake Topping Sauce

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If you’re a cheesecake lover, then you know that toppings are just as important as the actual cake itself. And let me tell you, cherry cheesecake topping is not one to be ignored.

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Do you ever come across a dessert that looks absolutely delectable without so much as a single drop of tasty topping?

Well, if it’s cheesecake we’re talking about, the answer is absolutely not! And lucky for us all, whipping up a delicious cherry cheesecake topping isn’t difficult at all.

All you need are some fresh cherries and an appetite to get yourself started! I’m here to share with you this simple cheesecake topping that will take your dessert game to the next level.

Let’s dig-in and create something beautiful in less time than it takes an oven to preheat.

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Simple Cherry Cheesecake Topping Sauce

Picture it: a creamy, rich cheesecake base with a layer of sweet, sticky cherries on top. It’s the perfect balance of tart and sweet, and it adds a pop of color to your dessert table.

Plus, with this topping on your cheesecake, you can impress your guests with your baking skills without spending hours in the kitchen.

Trust me, your taste buds will thank you for adding the cherry on top.

Ingredients to Make Cherry Cheesecake Topping Sauce

If you’re looking to add a little oomph to your next dessert or breakfast dish, this topping is a must-try. But what exactly goes into it? Well, it’s a delightful mixture of just 4 ingredients:

  • Cherries
  • Cinnamon
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Water

The combination of flavors and textures is what makes this topping so irresistible.

How to Make Cherry Cheesecake Sauce

The best part about this recipe is that it’s incredibly easy to make.

  1. Wash and remove pits from the cherries.
  2. In a sauté pan, combine pitted cherries, sugar, cinnamon and water together.
  3. Mix well over medium to high heat until the mixture is boiling and thickens up.

Allow the sauce to cool, and just drizzle it over your cheesecake…or pancakes, waffles, yogurt, or even ice cream.

Trust us, this topping will take your dish to the next level.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cherry Cheesecake Topping

How to Choose the Perfect Cherries for Your Cheesecake Topping Sauce

Ah, the cherries. Such a wonderful little fruit that always manages to turn any dish into a sweet delight. But with so many options available at the supermarket, the task of choosing the perfect cherries for your recipe may seem daunting.

Fear not, my dear friend! Here are some tips that will help you pick the best cherries for your creation:

  • First off, avoid cherries with blemishes or bruises, as they might not be as fresh.
  • Look for cherries that are firm and plump, with a shiny and smooth skin.
  • And finally, give them a sniff – if they smell sweet and fruity, you’re good to go.

So go ahead, cherry-pick your way through the produce section, and get ready to whip up a delicious cherry-inspired masterpiece!

How else can this Cherry Sauce be used?

Some other options for using this fruit topping are:

  • Use it as a filling for a black forest chocolate cake, a crepe, or pastry.
  • Mix it into your yogurt or cottage cheese.
  • Slather it on your pancakes, and add a little whipped cream.
  • Use it on toast, instead of jelly or jam.
  • Make a peanut butter and cherry topping sandwich.

What Sugar Substitute Would be best in Cherry Cheesecake Sauce to make it Keto Friendly?

If omitting sugar is your goal, altering this recipe to make it more Keto friendly is easy to do.

There are two different ingredients that can be used to replace the sugar, one is Swerve, a sugar free replacement made with powdered erythritol, and the other is Allulose which is a low-calorie sugar.

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How to Properly Pit Cherries

Ah, the beloved cherry. It’s so delicious, but so tricky to enjoy when there’s a stubborn pit in the way. Fear not, my cherry-loving friends!

There are a few tricks to properly pit cherries without making a mess.

First, invest in a cherry pitter – it’s a life-changer!

If you don’t have one, use a small knife to make a slit in the cherry and carefully remove the pit with the tip of the knife.

Alternatively, use a straw to poke through the cherry from the top, pushing the pit out the bottom. Just be sure to wash the straw first!

Whatever method you choose, make sure to have a bowl handy to collect the pits and enjoy your cherry feast with ease.

Want to Omit the Cinnamon?

If you would like to omit the cinnamon from this Cherry Cheesecake Topping, just replace it with cornstarch (paid links) or 2-4 sheets of gelatin.

You might add in 1tsp. of vanilla to add that warmth to the cherries.

What Other Flavors can be Added to this Recipe?

The easiest way to add in more flavor is to add in extracts like:

  • Vanilla
  • Rum
  • Cinnamon
  • Lemon
  • Cola
  • Lemon
  • Butter

You can also try adding in 1/2 cup of fruit juice and 1/2 cup of water These juices are good candidates:

  • Pineapple
  • Orange
  • Lemon (for a lemonade flavor)
  • Grape
  • Cranberry
  • Cherry
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Can you Freeze the Cherry Topping for Cheesecake?

Freezing the topping for future recipes is very easy. First you need to have a freezer zip bag or a glass dish to save in the freezer.

If you are using a bag, make sure to lay it flat in the freezer until it is frozen. Once it is frozen, you can move it anywhere you need to.

If you decide to use a glass container, be sure to leave enough empty space inside for the Cherri Topping to expand as it freezes. Using a plastic bag saves freezer space, and will thaw faster than a glass container.

Ideas for Garnishing Cheesecake

Cheesecakes are like blank canvases, just waiting for a creative touch to make them pop! There are endless possibilities when it comes to garnishing cakes with fruit slices and other toppings.

To top off your cherry topped cheesecake masterpiece, consider adding other fresh fruit slices or crumbled cookie pieces for texture and extra flavor.

One option is to sprinkle some toasted coconut flakes on top of whipped cream over your cherry sauce for a tropical twist.

For a more decadent option, chocolate shavings and drizzled caramel add a luxurious touch to any cheesecake. Imagine those flavors combining with your cherry! WOW!

The key is to get creative and have fun with it! After all, it’s an edible work of art.

If you truly want to be ahead of the game, steep some teabags in cream prior to making the sauce. Remove the tea bag, and whip the cream. Add a dollop of the tea-flavored whipped cream on top of the Cherry Topping. This will add subtle tea flavors to the topping and make it truly stand out.

No matter what you use as a topping, rest assured that your version of this delicious cherry cheesecake topping will be a hit at any event!

With this recipe and its easy-to-follow instructions, you now have all the tools needed to bring some marvelous sweetness to your dessert table. Let’s get baking!

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Yield: 8

Cherry Cheesecake Topping

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

If you're a cheesecake lover, then you know that toppings are so important and this cherry cheesecake topping is not to be ignored.


  • 1 1/2 cups (355ml) Cherries
  • 1 Tbsp. (15ml) Cinnamon
  • 2 cups (474ml) Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup (8oz) Water


  1. Wash and remove pits from cherries.
  2. In a sauté pan, combine cherries, sugar, cinnamon and water together.
  3. Mix well on medium to high heat until the mixture is boiling and thickened up.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 4Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

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