Sunday, May 4, 2008

How to Make a No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

As it starts to get warmer and cherry season kicks into a gear, you might yearn for the refreshing and enriching flavor of a cherry cheesecake but shudder (or sweat) at the thought of turning on the oven. With this recipe, all you need to do is mix the ingredients, chill, and savor this light dessert.

* 16 ounces cream cheese ([2] 8 ounce packages, 0.45 kg)
* 1 tablespoon (13g) vanilla extract
* 1 teaspoon (5g) lemon juice
* 1 14 oz. can (415mL) of sweetened condensed milk
* 8 oz. (227g) cherry pie filling
* 1 pie crust (already baked)


1. Soften the cream cheese by letting it stand for about 10 minutes at room temperature.
2. Chill lemon juice in refrigerator for 5 minutes.
Mixing ingredients
Mixing ingredients
Mix together the softened cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Mix or beat until smooth.
4. Add the lemon using a wooden spoon for stirring.
Pouring batter into the crust
Pouring batter into the crust
Pour the batter into the pie crust.
Evenly spread the filling
Evenly spread the filling
Spread the cheesecake filling evenly throughout the pie crust.
Chill this cheesecake in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or until cold.
Adding cheeries on top of the cheesecake
Adding cheeries on top of the cheesecake
Top the cheesecake with cherry pie filling.
9. Chill the cheesecake for another 10 minutes.
10. Serve.


* The cherry pie filling does not have to be cold, but can be if desired.
* Chocolate or other favorite topping may be used instead of cherries.

Things You'll Need

* Large mixing bowl
* Wooden spoon
* Mixer
* Can opener
* Regular spoon

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