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No Bake Cheesecake

"The combination of a buttery graham cracker crust, creamy filling, and fruit topping creates a delicious balance of flavors and textures that make this easy No Bake Cherry Cheesecake a true crowd-pleaser!"

"In my opinion, it’s not necessarily better or worse than your Classic NY Cheesecake, it’ different.  If you’re going for the easiest cheesecake recipe, no bake is where it’s at!  It doesn’t take much time at all to whip up and is super delicious.  A traditional cheesecake is more dense and richer in flavor."

No Bake Cheesecake

Servings – 8 Prep Time – 10 Minutes Chill Time – 4 hours for best firm results Ingredients:

  • 1 pre-made graham cracker pie crust

  • 1-8 ounce block cream cheese, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla exctract, optional

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar, or granulated if you don't have powdered

  • 1-8 ounce tub whipped topping, thawed

  • 1-21 ounce can cherry pie filling or your favorite flavor, or fresh fruit sliced


In a large mixing bowl, mix the softened cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar until smooth.

Add the whipped topping and mix until well combined.

Spoon into the graham cracker crust and spread to an even layer.

Spoon the cherry pie filling on top and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until ready to serve.


Quick make your own graham cracker crust recipe:

You can make a homemade crust if you want to. Add 9 graham cracker sheets in a food processor and pulverize until they’re fine crumbs.  It’ll make about 1 1/3 cups of graham cracker crumbs.  Add 1/3 cup of sugar, 6 tablespoons melted butter and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and mix until well-combined.  Press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate and set aside.

Do I need to use a Springform Pan for this recipe?

Nope!  Using a regular pie plate works perfect. A square baking dish or a tart pan would work too! But... Even easier if you buy a premade pie crust.  You could even make these into 12 mini cheesecakes!

How to Store Leftover Cheesecake:

Cover the no bake cherry cheesecake dish with plastic wrap or store in an airtight container and refrigerate.  This dessert will last in the fridge for up to 5 days.

What size pan should I use if I double the recipe?

​If you double the recipe, it’ll fit great in a 9 by 13-inch pan. 

Can I use other pie fillings or flavored crusts?

​Absolutely! One thing I love about this no bake cheesecake recipe is that it is so versatile.  Top with fresh fruits you love or other fruit pie fillings; blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, pineapple, cinnamon apple, peach or mix it up and do an Oreo crust with cherries on top for a Black Forest no bake cheesecake!

"This was the first cheesecake I had ever made in my Home Economics class way back when... But this was the base of my cooking hobby taking off. Since the 90's I have made over 350 of these cheese cakes. My favorite was when I had to set an assembly line to make these for an elderly residents home Valentine's dinner dance we were planning as a group of teenagers. One memory and experience I will never forget."

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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