Easy No Bake Cheesecake from Scratch
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Not only is this an easy no bake cheesecake recipe, it's the best. Try it yourself – it's heaven on a fork.
I absolutely love this homemade dessert – actually I prefer this over a baked cheesecake. You will know what I am talking about once you taste this.
You may use any pie filling for this recipe.
If you don't want the canned filling – just slice strawberries and cover with sugar. Let sit for a few hours to produce juice.
Instead of a pie plate, you can use cupcake liners.
- 1-1/2 cups crushed pretzels (use blender)
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 4-1/2 TBS white sugar
- 2 (8oz) packages of cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 cup heavy cream, whipped with 2 TBS powdered sugar
- 1 TBS pure vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups strawberry pie filling (or your favorite for topping)
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees (this is just for the crust).
Mix together crushed pretzels, butter, and sugar in a bowl until well incorporated and crumbly. Press into a 9x13 inch pan and bake for 10 minutes; cool completely.
Beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla; set aside. Beat the heavy whipping cream and 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar until peaks form. Add this to the cream cheese mixture and mix well. Spoon cream cheese filling into prepared crust. Smooth the top with a spatula, and refrigerate until firm, about 2 to 3 hours.
Spread the cherry (strawberry, blueberry, etc.) filling over the top, and refrigerate until serving. Easy to make isn't it? Hands down, I prefer this easy no bake cheesecake recipe to the baked cheesecake version – any day.
*If you don't want to use the pretzel crust, use the following:
Alternate Crust Ingredients:
- 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup white sugar