Easy No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

Completed No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake
Completed No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake | Source

I was raised by my grandparents on a farm in the Texas panhandle near the small town of Nazareth. We worked hard and we ate hearty, but cheesecake was not something that ever appeared on our table.

It was not until I was engaged to my husband that I actually tasted cheesecake, and this is the recipe that I am sharing with you now. It would be many years later before I tasted the "real" thing, but by then I was hooked by the taste and ease of this recipe. Although this recipe does not duplicate the taste of a "real" cheesecake, it is very delicious. It never fails to delight my guests.

My mother-in-law introduced me to this recipe in 1979, about a year before my husband and I were married. I found out at that time just how important this recipe would become. You could almost say it was a required element for a successful marriage.

You see, the cherry cheesecake that you see here is the birthday cake that my husband chooses to have served on his special day. And I am more than happy to oblige as it is the easiest recipe that I know, and the taste .... well ... let's just say, you will not be disappointed!

Assemble the Ingredients for Cherry Cheesecake

Assemble the ingredients for your cheesecake!
Assemble the ingredients for your cheesecake! | Source

Delicious Cheesecakes to Order


One of the reasons the No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake is so easy to make is because it requires very few ingredients. The ingredient list includes:

  • Ready Made Graham Cracker Crust - This recipe works much better in a larger crust; therefore, I like to purchase the larger (2 Extra Servings) pie crust
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 21 ounce can cherry pie crust filling
  • graham cracker crumbs - optional


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Although not required, allow cream cheese to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to soften. Cream with mixer as shown in picture above.


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Next, add the 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk and mix until smooth. See above.


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Prepare crust to receive filling by removing wrapping.

Add 1/3 cup lemon juice to the cream cheese and condensed milk mixture and mix with blender. The lemon juice will cause the mixture to thicken. Pour into crust immediately. See above. Smooth with spatula being careful not to knock down edges of crust.


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Pour 21 ounce can cherry pie crust filling over cream cheese filling. Gently spread and smooth.


Time to Eat!
Time to Eat! | Source


To add more visual appeal to your dessert, sprinkle with additional graham cracker crumbs. These can be purchased already crushed, or you may crush a cracker and sprinkle around the cheesecake.

Cover and chill for a couple hours, and enjoy!


Variations: Any pie filling, such as apple, blueberry or blackberry, can be used in place of the cherry pie filling. Glazed strawberries also work well, as do sliced strawberries or fresh blackberries.

A plain cheesecake can be made in a normal size crust and drizzled with chocolate or caramel and sprinkled with chopped pecans or sliced almonds.



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Comments: "Easy No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake" 33 comments

Rolly A Chabot profile image

Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Ok... right before diner is ready I get the hungry's from reading this one... Great hub

Hugs


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

What a great recipe! This looks so easy and yummy. I have already sent out a tweet on this one. I gotta try it! YUM!

Voted up and shared


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Ummm, YUM!!!! VOTED UP!!!


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

This looks so incredibly delicious - and it's so easy! We used to make something a bit like this years ago, but I think your recipe looks better. I will remember this the next time I have to bring something for a crowd at a potluck-type event. Yummy! Voted up, awesome, useful and SHARED!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

This looks tasty but a bit too complex for me. I'll forward it to the family cook. Voting this Up and Useful.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

This sounds wonderful and easy! I laughed when I read about this being your husband's "birthday cake", as it is my husband's also. He does not care for cake. So he gets cherry cheesecake or cherry pie. Great recipe! Voted up and useful (yummy)! :)


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow.. if you only knew how much I love cherry cheese cake..

i love your hub...I am sharing it..

voting up debbie


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Oh, my! This cheesecake looks SO good. I'm going to try it. We love cheesecake in our house, and this looks so easy. I've bookmarked it for sure!


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must65gt 4 years ago

lol...this is great...now I have another thing to remember. Thanks for sharing Voted up


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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu

I have done something similar with mango. I believe this taste very very good and children will love it very much


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Cindy,

I love cheesecake. Bookmarking this one. :)

Voted up and away!

Take Care


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roxanne459 4 years ago from Washington

This is amazing! Yummmm


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

That looks easy and scrumptious! I just ate cheesecake tonight, but I am going to try your recipe too! Thumbs up and shared! :)


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roxanne459 4 years ago from Washington

This looks amazing! Yummmm


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Dr.Ope 4 years ago

homesteadbound I am trying to watch my weight and see what you have done! This looks soooo good! I have to try it! Thanks for sharing and all the best!


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

OOHH!! That looks so good! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

The pictures are beautiful! Up, and definitely awesome.


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

Looks delicious and your images are just so professional looking! What time is dessert at your house, I might just stop by:) My favorite type of recipe - just a few inexpensive ingredients, easy to make, and yummy to eat. Voted up and shared.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

Cheesecake is a favorite in my family and I am bookmarking your recipe. It looks wonderful.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Rolly - hope your meal was a hardy one! Too bad you didn't get to have this for dessert!

missolive - I hope you get to try this one soon. It is sooooo good!

iamaudraleigh - yum is correct!

Marcy - This is great for potlucks, although it can be difficult to serve. A little time in the freezer works wonders. This cheesecake has a softer and creamier consistency than the real thing.

alocsin - Well, I hope you and the family cook will both enjoy it!

sgbrown - you might have to give this one a try on his birthday.

Deborah Brooks - hope you enjoy this recipe.

Thanks all of you for stopping by!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I am ready for a slice of that wonderful pie! This is a recipe I think I can handle and great for the last minute "guest" dessert idea.


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happyturtle 4 years ago from UK

Cherry pie is my favourite dessert, I might well try this recipe.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

You bet I will try this, so easy and I just know it will be delicious, I already use the canned cherries for pies and they are so good for you too and cream cheese, yum. Thank you for a new treat.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I haven't thought of cherry cheesecake in years. I used to make a variation of this one. I'm going to try yours!


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stephhicks68 4 years ago from Bend, Oregon

I love that this is a no bake recipe! Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, and canned cherry pie filling... yum! I'm bookmarking right now, and off to go Pin this hub on Pinterest. :) Can't wait to try this ourselves. Best, Steph


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Oh yeah...I have tried this no bake package and it sure is an easy cheese cake recipe.

Thanks for the share, Cindy.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

mary615 - When you try this one, I hope you return and let me know how you like it. We are certainly enjoying the one I made to go with this hub!

must65gt - I hope you remember that you want to make this one!

cebutouristspot - I bet this would be good with mango. That sounds so yummy! And children do love this recipe!

Sueswan - Hope you like it and thanks for the votes!

roxanne459 - thanks!

AEvans - this one has a little different flavor than the traditional cheesecake or the "real" cheesecake, but I believe it is pretty darn good, and the ease with which it can be made makes it a real winner in my book!

Thanks to all of you for stopping by!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

roxanne459 - it is amazingly good!

Dr.Ope - Sorry about that! I would hate to sabotage anyone's diet, but if you're going to break it, this is a good one to do it for. Just share with a bunch of friends and that will make it more dietetic! LOL

anndavis25 - thanks so much!

DonnaCosmato - If you are coming by for dessert, you better hurry! Remember, this is my husband's favorite. he might make you arm wrestle for it too.

Pamela99 - I hope you really enjoy it. And that your family does too.

Thanks to all of you for stopping by! I really appreciate it!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

teaches12345 - It is great for last minute guests. You will have to make it and see for yourself.

happyturtle - if you give this one a try, I bet you will not be disappointed.

Jackie Lynnley - i hope you try it and find that you like it!

mary615 - when you give it a try, you will have to return and let me know how it turns out!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate all of you!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

stephhicks68 - I hope that you like this recipe as well as we do. It is my husband's all time favorite.

Ruchira - this is truly an easy recipe.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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rmcrayne 4 years ago from San Antonio Texas

Cindy, one of my aunts (now passed) use to make this for our frequent family dinners. I remember one time she didn’t have lemon juice, and figured no big deal, so what if it was missing that tartness. Well, as you mentioned above, the lemon juice “sets” the pie. Otherwise it’s a soupy mess!

As you said, I loved this version long before I ever tasted baked cheesecake. I remember the recipe was in a full page ad in lot of magazines for a couple years. I think it was called Cherry-O something (Cheesecake?, Cream Pie?). I’ve actually thought about this yummy pie fairly recently, so I’m very pleased to have the recipe again.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

rmcrayne - I am glad to be able to be able to remind you of some good times and provide you with this simple but delicious recipe once again. Thanks so much for sharing your story about the soupy cheesecake. It started my morning out with a smile.


Jacquetta Dietzel 4 years ago

I am so glad to find this recipe again. I had this same recipe about twenty yrs. ago and had lost it somehow. It is delious and thanks so much.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Jacquetta Dietzel - I am so glad that I was able to bring this super easy and delicious recipe back into your life.

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