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 :)
Easy Peasy No-bake Cherry Cheesecake
1 can of cherry pie filling
2 1/2 cups graham wafer crumbs
1 package cream cheese
1 cup whipping cream (liquid)
1 cup icing sugar
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.
Spoon cherry pie filling on top.
I sprinkle some wafer crumbs on top to make it look pretty
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.).
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