No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

May/June 2012

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This no-bake cherry cheesecake is an easy summertime treat. This no-bake cheesecake recipe has omega-3-rich walnuts in the graham cracker crust and uses nonfat Greek yogurt and reduced-fat cream cheese in the filling to keep saturated fat in check. If you want a bright red topping, use sour cherries. Sweet cherries give it a more purple hue. To make gluten-free no-bake cherry cheesecake, use gluten-free graham crackers.

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

7 Reviews for No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

Did not set up, took a long time to prepare

It seems like something is missing, as the cheesecake mixture didn't set up properly. The taste was OK but I was disappointed. It was a waste of a lot of ingredients since it is made in a 9x13 pan.

Not too sweet
Easy Peasy, and Delicious!

I made the dessert, then checked the comments (kinda backwards I know). You can buy a pail of pitted cherries (black or sour) from the grocery store and bag the cherries in 2 cup bags. I just find it easier when I want to whip up a pie or cake that this is the usually amount. I packed it with the cherry juice which is what I used instead of water. I eliminated the nuts in the graham cracker crust because of potential nut allergies, but I used ginger cookie crumbs instead to up the crust profile. Definitely adding this to my repetoire. It took me 15 mins to whip it up.

Used fruit in freezer

Very time consuming using fresh cherries, having to pit them, then putting the recipe together, would recommend you do this early in the morning. I would use the graham cracker crust already prepared to save time. I used the walnuts, was very tasty. fresh cherries made it so good.


I would like to point out that if you google the dangers of canola oil you will find that what has been proclaimed a wonderfully healthy oil is in fact hazardous to your health!
This should therefore be substituted for another oil, like sunflower or rice bran oil!


The filling was creamy and delicious. I used strawberries with a sprinkle of sugar instead of cooking cherries and I needed to put this together quickly so I bought a graham cracker crust.
I strongly recommend allowing the yogurt and the cream cheese to come to room temperature before mixing. This is a critical step as it allows for smoother incorporation of the ingredients.

Easy AND I don't have to turn on the oven

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