No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

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Looking for an easy dessert that everyone will love, look no further this No Bake Cherry Cheesecake is seriously so delicious. This Philadelphia Cream Cheese No Bake Cheese with cherries, is perfect for hot days when days when turning on the oven is not an option.
Prep: 10 minutes
refrigeration time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 10 minutes
No Bake Cherry Cheesecake on a floral plate.

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake is an easy dessert that everyone will love, it is seriously so delicious. This Philadelphia Cream Cheese No Bake Cheese with cherries, is perfect for hot days when turning on the oven is not an option.

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake on a floral plate.

This No Bake Cherry Cheesecake recipe has a light and fluffy consistency as opposed to traditional cheesecake which is often very rich and heavy. Plus this recipe requires minimal effort as it only takes 10 minutes of prep time before getting refrigerated. To learn more about the origins and history of cheesecake please visit What’s Cooking America.


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What We Love About This Recipe

  • Easy Prep: This no bake cherry cheesecake recipe only takes 10 minutes to make before getting refrigerated overnight.
  • Family Friendly: This cherry cheesecake no bake would perfect for a family BBQ or gathering.
  • Stays Great in Fridge: This cheesecake will be just as tasty on its last day as it was on the first day.
No Bake Cherry Cheesecake with a piece on a fork.

Ingredient Notes

  • Milk: You can use any percentage of milk or non-dairy milk of your choice.
  • Lemon Juice: Fresh or bottled lemon juice will work.
Cream cheese, graham crackers and other ingredients to make this cheesecake.

Equipment Needed

How to Make No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

These are the basic steps for making No Bake Cherry Cheesecake. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

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Steps to make the filling for this no bake cheesecake.

STEP 1: PREPPING THE PAN

First line your pan with graham crackers.

STEP 2: MAKING THE FILLING

In a mixing bowl using a hand mixer, beat together on medium speed: cream cheese, vanilla extract, milk, and lemon. Once smooth add stir in pudding mix, then with a non stick spatula fold in the cool whip.

STEP 3: ASSEMBLING THE CHEESECAKE

Pour half of cream cheese mixture over graham crackers and spread into an even layer, then add another layer of graham crackers on top of filling. Spread remaining creamy cheesecake filling over graham crackers, lastly top with the cherry filling.

Crackers laid out and then the filling spread out and finally topped with cherry filling.

STEP 4: FINISHING THE CHEESECAKE

Place in the fridge and chill overnight allowing the cheesecake to solidify. Add whipped topping and serve!

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

A great option to make ahead of time as it need to be refrigerated overnight to settle anyway.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Cheesecake can be stored in the dish it was made in, just put a cover or foil on top. The no bake cherry cheesecake will last 3-4 days in the fridge.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze in dish and cover well with plastic wrap. Once you are ready to thaw the cheesecake, transfer to the refrigerator and allow it to thaw over night.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHY IS MY NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE NOT FIRM?

To get the cheesecake consistently to be firmer, allow 6-8 hours at minimum in the fridge to allow it to settle completely.

IS NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE BETTER THAN BAKED CHEESECAKE?

It is all about preferences, if you prefer a lighter and fluffier texture no-bake would be a winner for you. But if you prefer a creamier or richer texture than a baked cheesecake is for you.

CAN I PUT MY NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE IN THE FREEZER TO SET?

No-bake cheesecake should be put in the fridge to set, if you freeze no-bake cheesecake it will be difficult to cut and the texture won’t be as light.

ARE NO-BAKE CHEESECAKES SAFE?

Yes, no-bake cheesecakes are completely safe to eat as they do not contain anything that needs to be heated before eating.

Side view of 2 slices of no baked cheesecake.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Switch Graham Crackers for Cookies: if you wanted to switch from using traditional graham crackers, you could also use shortbread or sugar cookies or even vanilla oreos.
  • Fruit Topping: If you are not a fan of cherry, you could alternatively use strawberry, raspberry, or blueberry filling.

What to Serve with No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

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No Bake Cherry Cheesecake on a floral plate.

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
refrigeration time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 10 minutes
Looking for an easy dessert that everyone will love, look no further this No Bake Cherry Cheesecake is seriously so delicious. This Philadelphia Cream Cheese No Bake Cheese with cherries, is perfect for hot days when days when turning on the oven is not an option.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • Graham crackers
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 vanilla pudding, box instant
  • 1 cool whip
  • 1 cherry pie filling, can

Instructions

  • Line 9×13 dish with a layer of graham crackers.
  • In a large bowl using a hand mixer to beat cream cheese, milk, and lemon until smooth.
  • Stir in pudding mix then fold in cool whip.
  • Spread ½ of the mixture over the graham crackers.
  • Place another layer of graham crackers on top.
  • Spread remaining cheesecake mix over crackers and top with cherry pie filling.
  • Refrigerate overnight.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Switch Graham Crackers for Cookies: if you wanted to switch from using traditional graham crackers, you could also use shortbread or sugar cookies or even vanilla oreos.
  • Fruit Topping: If you are not a fan of cherry, you could alternatively use strawberry or blueberry filling.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesecake, cherry, cool whip, cream cheese, easy dessert, graham cracker, no bake

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