NO BAKE CHERRY CHEESECAKE IS RIDICULOUSLY EASY TO MAKE AND A TOTAL CROWD PLEASER! MAKE A DOUBLE BATCH AND WATCH IT FLY OFF THE PAN!
I love Cherry Cheesecake! So much so, that I had it served at my wedding reception. I think my love for it started the first time I tasted this No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake recipe. That was back when I was in Middle School.
My mom was a middle school Home Economics Teacher. One of the recipes she always had her 8th grade Home Ec class make was this No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake. I’m sure she got her inspiration from this popular No-bake Cheesecake recipe (But this version is better.) The weird thing is, she never made any kind of cheesecake at home. In fact, I never tasted this recipe until I was an 8th grader in her Home Ec class.
For years, I have been making something very similar. I use a regular baked pie shell and only 1/2 C powdered sugar. I got the recipe from a friend’s family recipe collection. It makes a refreshing dessert in the summertime plus it’s my husband’s birthday dessert.
An important trick: This cheesecake tastes SO MUCH BETTER if you leave it in the refrigerator for a day or so before eating it! I found this out quite by accident, but wanted to share my discovery. I’m not sure why this is, but it tastes so much more like cheesecake on the second or third day. If it just sets for a few hours it still tastes too “whippy”. Other than that, I cut the sugar to 3/4 cup and added a teaspoon of real lemon. Delicious!
To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients: