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No Bake Cheesecake I Recipe
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No Bake Cheesecake I

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"This is as quick and easy as cheesecake recipes get, using cookies and graham crackers for a crust in a no-bake cheesecake."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 7 inch cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins

    2 hrs


  1. In a bowl, mix together crushed cookies and graham crackers with melted butter and the 3 tablespoons sugar.
  2. Press into a 7 inch springform pan. Place in refrigerator until ready for use.
  3. In another bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup of sugar and lemon juice.
  4. Whip cream, and fold into cream cheese mixture.
  5. Spread into pan.
  6. Top with sliced strawberries (optional). Freeze for 1 hour, covered with foil.
  7. Place in refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 10, 2005

We've made this twice in the last week and it is PERFECT! I made a couple changes due to availability (I live in the UK): I left out the pecan sandies and used approx 1 1/2 cups digestive biscuits crushed (no such thing as pecan sandies or graham crackers here). My husband doesn't like lemony cheesecake so I added just a smidgen of fresh squeezed lemon (for that freshness taste), and about a teaspoon pure vanilla extract. Besides that, we made it exactly as written (even with the sliced strawberries). DELICIOUS! I'll never make regular cheesecake again. The second time, we decided to play with it a little and used 2 8oz blocks cream cheese instead of the 1, but left everything else the same. It's even BETTER this way, in my opinion. It tastes more like cheesecake and has more of a cheesecake texture (although it was delicious the first time, it had more of a whipped cream flavor and less of that cream cheese flavor). We topped it with a bunch of randomly placed strawberry slices, fresh raspberries and blueberries. So pretty and so easy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 07, 2003

This was just blah

Feb 09, 2008

Who knew cheesecake could be this easy? I had just about given up on making my own cheesecake after battles with waterbaths, hours of baking and chilling but ending up with heavy, mushy cakes. I used 2 packages of cream cheese and 1 Tbsp of lemon juice at the suggestion of other reviewers. The combination of the graham cracker and pecan sandies crust was delicious and not overly sweet, but it did come out a little crumbly. Maybe more butter would hold it together better. Next time I think I'll add a little vanilla, but this recipe could be tweaked in so many ways. You can easily make it chocolate or marbled with cocoa powder, add a layer of chocolate chips or mix in fruit like thawed frozen raspberries. I would also like to try adding a flavor like kahlua, grand marnier or irish cream. Rather than freezing the cake with strawberries on top, I sliced them and sprinkled a little sugar on and let them rest so a syrup formed. They tasted great piled on top of the cheesecake with the syrup soaking into the crust. Yum! Can't wait to try some variations and share this one with friends!

Sep 27, 2007

This recipe may be impossible to mess up. I ended up making a lot of changes based on the ingredient I had and other recipes I read, but it was still amazing. I used sour cream instead of whipping cream, this made it great without the sickening sweetness that is found in store bought cheesecake. Also, I used almond extract and tangarine juice instead of lemon (I don't like lemon flavored cheesecake.) It turned out perfect and my husband (aka. the pickiest eater in the world") loved it.

Jul 17, 2006

it was delicious. however, as this was my first cheesecake to make, i had to experiment a little. for anyone else doing this for the first time, be sure to make a thick crushed cracker layer at the bottom as it will hold the cheesecake better and it will be easier to cut. a WHOLE lot easier.

Mar 30, 2008

I didn't have whipping cream, so I replaced it with 1/2 cup of sour cream as suggested by another reviewer. It set up well and tasted great. Using Sandies in the crust is a nice touch.

Jan 15, 2004

This is a great recipe, I have been finding a good no bake cheesecake for a long time and finally I found one. The texture is smooth and rich. Somehow I suggest to cut down the lemon juice to 1t, cuz 2t is too lemony....feel like eating a lemon cheesecake.

Sep 18, 2003

brilliant! i cheated we/ ready made crust too and used strawberry pie filling over the top as well as fresh strawberries.


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  • Calories
  • 326 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 22.9 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 213 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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