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Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip - A Crunchy Cheese Dip

Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip is a crunchy cheese dip filled with pecans, water chestnuts and pineapple, the perfect topping for your favorite crackers.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cold cream cheese dip, cream cheeese dip for crackers, crunchy cheese dip, pineapple cream cheeese dip, water chestnut dip
Servings: 32 servings
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces pineapple tidbits, drained with 1 Tablespoon juice reserved
  • 8 ounces water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground back pepper
  • fresh chopped parsley (optional)

Instructions

  • Cream softened cream cheese until smooth.
    Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip is a crunchy cheese dip filled with pecans, water chestnuts and pineapple, the perfect topping for your favorite crackers. 
  • Add pineapple, water chestnuts, chives, seasoned salt, pepper and reserved vegetable juice and mix until combined.
    Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip is a crunchy cheese dip filled with pecans, water chestnuts and pineapple, the perfect topping for your favorite crackers. 
  • Cover and chill before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired (optional).
    Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip is a crunchy cheese dip filled with pecans, water chestnuts and pineapple, the perfect topping for your favorite crackers. 
  • Serve with crackers or pretzels.
    Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip is a crunchy cheese dip filled with pecans, water chestnuts and pineapple, the perfect topping for your favorite crackers. 

Notes

  • Be sure to soften the cream cheese before making this dip. Failing to do this step will result in lumps in your water chestnut dip.
  • Keep 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice drained off of the tidbits to add to the cream cheese dip.
  • I had a hard time finding an 8 ounce can of pineapple tidbits, so I bought a bigger can and only used as much as I needed. Give it the best guess on how much 8 ounces is, and then eat the rest of it as a snack with cottage cheese.
  • Don't throw away the rest of the pineapple juice drained from the tidbits. Instead, make an Amaretto Pina Colada.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.