Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe

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Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe – The only downside to a cheesecake is how long it takes to bake and how fussy it can be (water bath? no thank you!). A no-bake cheesecake takes all the stress away. Plus, it takes about half the time to make.

Do I have to bake the crust?
Nope! There is truly NO baking. In fact, the only heat required is used to melt butter for the crust. Our very easy graham cracker crust hardens as the cheesecake sets, which also means you don’t need to freeze the crust while making the cheesecake filling.

What makes it a no-bake?
Our classic cheesecake requires flour and eggs which helps set the cheesecake as it bakes. Both are left out here so it’s totally safe to eat. Whipped cream is folded into the cream cheese to provide the volume and creaminess and cheesecake needs. And a little sour cream and lemon juice add the necessary tanginess. It’s all around the perfect texture.

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Easy No-Bake Cheesecake


  • Yield: 8 - 10 SERVINGS 1x

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Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe – The only downside to a cheesecake is how long it takes to bake and how fussy it can be (water bath? no thank you!). A no-bake cheesecake takes all the stress away. Plus, it takes about half the time to make.


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Ingredients

FOR THE CRUST
1 sleeve graham crackers, crushed
5 tbsp. butter, melted
1/4 c. granulated sugar
Pinch kosher salt

FOR THE FILLING
1 c. heavy cream
2 (8-oz.) blocks cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. sour cream
1 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. lemon juice
Pinch of kosher salt


Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, and salt. Press into the bottom of an 8″ springform pan and up the sides.
  2. In a large bowl using a hand mixer (or in the bowl of a stand mixer), beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form, 5 minutes.
  3. In another large bowl beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth then add powdered sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture then pour mixture over crust and smooth top with an offset spatula.
  4. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.

Keywords: No-Bake Cheesecake, Cheesecake

 

Author: Makinze Gore

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