This is delicious!! I used frozen sweet cherries, vanilla yogurt and I chose to make a baked graham cracker crust. I had read some review that said the unbaked crust is a bit crumbly. The baked crust held together well, but was also tender. The cream cheese filling is very smooth and the cherry mixture is FAR better than opening a can of pie filling! This is well worth the effort to make it.
No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake
From EatingWell: May/June 2012
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.
8 Reviews for No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake
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.
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.
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!