This no-bake cheesecake is so simple to make and tastes great. It’s a perfect dessert for summer potlucks as well as holiday dinners.
Cherry Cream Cheese Dessert
You will need:
For the crust:
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
- 1 ½ cup (or 18) graham crackers, crushed
For the filling:
- 1 8 ounce package cream cheese
- 1 (15 ounce) can condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (or to taste)
- 1 one pound can cherry pie filling
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
Start out by combining the ingredients for the crust and mixing them together really well.
Very firmly press the crust into a pie pan. The Rada Pie Plate is ideal here, as it evenly absorbs heat. If you’d like, you could save about a 1/4 cup of the crust to sprinkle on top when you are all done.
Mix together all the ingredients for the filling. Start with the cream cheese and make sure it is well softened. To make sure the filling is mixed really well, it might be a good idea to use a hand or stand mixer for the job!
Pour the mixture over the top of the crust. Place the pan in the fridge to cool for 2 to 3 hours.
After the filling has settled, your dessert is now ready to serve! After cutting a piece, you can top the dessert off with some cherry pie filling. If you are not a fan of cherries, you can use any number of delicious fruit toppings for this dessert for some customization.
This is a family favorite at Kristy’s house! Leave us a comment about what you think of the recipe and let us know what dessert recipe your family loves. Be sure to try the Rada Serrated Pie Server, which allows you to cut and serve with ease!
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Check out this video to watch Kristy make this recipe. Still have questions? Let us know in the comments!
Start Cherry Cream Cheese Dessert Video Transcript
Hi, Kristy in the Rada Kitchen and today I want to share a recipe a for a cherry cream cheese dessert. It is a no bake cheesecake type dessert. It’s one of my family’s favorite and it is really easy to make. So first you need to crush 18 graham cracker squares, it was two packages in the box and I just crush them with my rolling pin. And to that I am going to add a third cup of melted butter and three tablespoons of sugar. This is going to be the crust. Just kind of mix the butter in. It helps it stick to the pan. And now you’re going to press this into a pan. It could be a 9 by 13 pan. I am going to use the Rada Stoneware pie plate. So once you have those crumbs well mixed and then you just take your fingers and press it. You could also use a bought graham cracker crust but I always think homemade is a little better.
Now this looks like a lot of graham cracker for my crust, so what you could also do is save oh about ¼ of a cup to sprinkle on the top of the cherries when it gets done. Now in another bowl you’ll want an 8 ounce package of cream cheese and I’m just going to take my Handi-Stir. You want to make sure this is softened. And to that we’re going to add a cup and a half can of sweetened condensed milk, or I think it is 15 ounces. Just get that all stirred in well. You could also use a hand mixer or a stand mixer to mix this. And now I’m going to add three tablespoons of lemon juice and a teaspoon of vanilla.
Now we’re going to pour our w hipped mixture into our crust. And now we’ll chill this for 2 to 3 hours and then we’ll come back and top it of with our cherries. So our cherry cream cheese dessert has been in the refrigerator for a couple hours and it is ready to serve. Now you can spread the cherries over top of it if you want. I like to cut it and then put the cherries on. Now this Rada Pie Server has a serrated edge so you don’t have to get out a separate knife. And that is yummy, no-bake cheesecake.
End Cherry Cream Cheese Dessert Video Transcript