NO Bake Cherry Cheesecake

I am always looking for ways to make good food, quickly. I don’t like spending a lot of time in the kitchen, but we need to eat!  I’ll  have to admit that hubby does most of the cooking and I do most of the planning and shopping. This No Bake Cherry Cheesecake dessert is something I have been making for 25+ years. It’s been a family favorite for a long time and I make sure the ingredients are always on hand.

A few years ago, I updated the recipe to add a few healthy twists. Greek yogurt, light cream cheese and reducing the confectioner’s sugar took away some of the fat and calories. Even though I am trying to live a healthy lifestyle, I still eat the occasional dessert. It’s all about moderation.

This No Bake Cherry Cheesecake dessert is something I have been making for 25+ years. It’s been a family favorite for a long time and I make sure the ingredients are always on hand.

Eliminating a food or food group completely never works for me, so an occasional treat is something I can enjoy guilt free. This recipe for No Bake Cherry Cheesecake is perfect to take to a pot luck dinner or it would look great on a holiday table!

This No Bake Cherry Cheesecake dessert is something I have been making for 25+ years. It’s been a family favorite for a long time and I make sure the ingredients are always on hand.

The best thing about this recipe is that you can whip it up in less than 20 minutes. In hour home cherry is usually the favorite topping, but I have used blueberry, raspberry and blackberry too. You could easily add fresh fruit instead of canned pie filling. This is a very versatile recipe that you can customize to your favorite flavors.

The recipe starts with the perfect pan. I was using a square glass 9 x 9 dish as my go to for the no bake cheesecake, but this time I switched it up a bit and used a cast iron skillet. Doesn’t it look pretty? The individual size skillets would be great, too.

This No Bake Cherry Cheesecake dessert is something I have been making for 25+ years. It’s been a family favorite for a long time and I make sure the ingredients are always on hand.

Layering is easier than I thought it would be in a cast iron skillet. I just spread the layers with a wide rubber spatula. There is always some extra filling stuck to that rubber spatula so you should recruit a helper that likes to lick the spoon. OR you could always take care of that yourself so you get a head start on this sweet treat.

This No Bake Cherry Cheesecake dessert is something I have been making for 25+ years. It’s been a family favorite for a long time and I make sure the ingredients are always on hand.

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

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NO Bake Cherry Cheesecake
 
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Serves: 6 - 8
Ingredients
  • 1 sleeve of graham crackers - crushed or 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 packages (8 oz) Light cream cheese at room temperature
  • ¾ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 8 oz Light Cool Whip Thawed
  • ½ cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 can lite pie filling (cherry and blueberry are our favorites)
Instructions
  1. Spread graham crackers onto bottom of 9 x 9 square or 9 inch round pan
  2. Beat cream cheese,yogurt and confectioner's sugar on medium until smooth.
  3. Fold in cool whip.
  4. Add cream cheese mixture on top of graham crackers.
  5. Top with pie filling.
  6. Refigerate until ready to serve

Have you made a no bake cherry cheesecake before? What topping flavor is your favorite?

 This No Bake Cherry Cheesecake dessert is something I have been making for 25+ years. It’s been a family favorite for a long time and I make sure the ingredients are always on hand.

Michele Brosius

Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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