Easy Peasy No-bake Cherry Cheesecake

Sunday, March 29, 2015

If you're like me, you LOVE desserts but don't always have the time or energy to make them. Then there's the whole risk of trying a new recipe only for it not to turn out leaving you in a mad-dash to the grocery store for some pre-packaged something-or-other.

Shaunacey to the rescue!!!

This recipe is SUPER easy, pretty much fail-proof AND it's always a HIT! It's one of my favorites going back to my childhood (thank you mom).

Trust me when I say, once you've tried this recipe, it will quickly get added to your 'go-to' folder!!

ENJOY!!!!!! you're welcome :)

no-bake cherry cheesecake

Easy Peasy No-bake Cherry Cheesecake

1 can of cherry pie filling
2 1/2 cups graham wafer crumbs
1/2 butter
1 package cream cheese
1 cup whipping cream (liquid)
1 cup icing sugar

no bake cheesecake ingredients

Using a 9x13 pan, prepare your graham wafer crust. I use the box directions but basically you melt 1/2 cup butter, mix with 2 1/2 cups of wafer crumbs. Mix in the pan with a fork until it's all the same consistency. Using your fork, press the mixture into the bottom of the pan. Put the pan in the fridge while you're doing the rest.

Mix (I use kitchen aid mixer but a hand blender will work) your cream cheese. This works best if you let the cream cheese sit out at room temp for a little bit (not too long, food safety and all). Add in icing sugar. Continue blending until creamy consistency.


Using a new bowl, whip the cream. You want it fairly thick. 

Add whip cream to cream cheese mixture and blend until creamy. 

Spread mixture over wafer crust.

prepping no bake cheesecake

Spoon cherry pie filling on top. 

no bake cheesecake topping

I sprinkle some wafer crumbs on top to make it look pretty


pan of no bake cherry cheesecake

WARNING: don't make too far in advance because if you're anything like me, it's very challenging not to dig in before guests arrive :)

TIP: you could use a muffin tin, cupcake holders and make individual cheesecakes (fancy) - but then you can't cut the pieces as big as you want :)

Also, if you're not a cherry fan (what's wrong with you?!) you could substitute your favorite pie filling instead (i.e. strawberry, blueberry etc.).


easy no-bake cherry cheesecake

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  1. This looks so good and I know my hubby would love this, he loves anything with cherries. YUM!!!!

  2. It looks delicious thanks for sharing

  3. This looks great! I will definitely try this :D

  4. This looks delicious! I'll definitely be making it soon!

    Doused In Pink

  5. Okay, yum! Will give this a try for sure. I love reading all the french on your ingredients!

    1. lol I should have thought to turn them around to the English side but was too excited to think that organized!

  6. Hubby and I have been doing a vegan diet the last 3 weeks for a month of detox kind of thing. But this looks SO yummy! Ok so I just read your little bio again to the side. I totally need to be coming here to read more often. I need to fight my frumpy self more! I will try to make a point to stop by more often.
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    1. good for you!! I'll definitely be in need of a detox once this baby comes !
      Love for you to stop by more often and I will definitely look into the linkup (signed up for the emails :)


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