Cheater Cheesecake | Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

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  • Easy no bake cheesecake recipe that gives you a fresh bakery taste in minutes. With just a few ingredients, this no bake cheesecake is too good to pass up.

    Easy no bake cheesecake recipe that gives you a fresh bakery taste in minutes. With just a few ingredients, this no bake cheesecake is too good to pass up.

    Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

    My mom was all about easy desserts. Who doesn’t like a quick fix? My sister was recently talking about how our mom’s no bake cheesecake is one of my nephew’s frequent requests.

    I haven’t made it in years, mostly because I don’t care for Cool Whip. But I decided to adapt the recipe, only adding 5 minutes & one ingredient. This easy no bake cheesecake takes just 10 minutes & a few ingredients.

    I originally posted this recipe 4 years ago when at the beach visiting my family. Let’s just say my photography has improved a little, so I’m moving it forward.

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    No Bake Cheesecake – Amazingly Light and Refreshing

    Each summer, we spend a week visiting my family at the beach. After a long day of sun & play, a light cheesecake is refreshing & sweet, yet quick & easy enough to make, as a guest!

    easy no bake cheesecake recipe

    Tips For The Best No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

    When baking with cream cheese, especially for the first time it can be a little tricky. It’s not like butter where once you can press into it then its ready.

    If you don’t have your cream cheese perfectly softened there’s a good chance your filling will come out a little lumpy, and no one wants that. I highly recommend that if you have time and/or remember, you should let your cream cheese sit out to soften for several hours.

    I’ve found that method leads to better results than trusting the “soften cream cheese” function on the microwave.

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    A No Bake Cheesecake Perfect With Any Toppings

    Just one of the many reasons I love plain cheesecake is that it can be adapted in a number of ways. You can even set up a toppings bar & have guests create their own favorite “piece” of cheesecake.

    Caramel or peanut butter sauce, pinot noir reduction, berries, candies, the options are endless! But let’s be honest – they’re just as amazing plain & simple!

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    The Best No Bake Cheesecake Topping

    Cheesecakes are even better when topped with my strawberry pinot reduction. This sauce is a must try and the easiest recipe! So simple and delicious, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been putting it on every dessert you eat.

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    Cheater Cheesecake | Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

    Course Dessert
    Servings 12

    Ingredients

    • 1 c graham cracker crumbs
    • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
    • 3 Tbsp butter melted
    • 1 c heavy cream
    • 1 1/2 c powdered sugar
    • 8 oz cream cheese softened
    • fresh fruit or sauce to top

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
    2. Combine graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar & butter. Press into lined muffin tins or a greased pie crust. Bake 5 minutes.
    3. In mixing bowl, beat heavy cream, gradually increasing speed until stiff. Gradually add powdered sugar, followed by cream cheese. Whip until smooth.
    4. Fill pie crust, add your favorite toppings & refrigerate until set.

    You may also want to try my traditional cheesecake or peanut butter cheesecake {seriously, give it a try!}.

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