No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake is the perfect quick and easy, no-bake dessert! One of my favorite cheesecake recipes. If you’re a fan of graham crackers and cream cheese mixture, this is one of the best easy dessert recipes!
Made with light, simple ingredients – cream cheese, cool whip, sour cream, and sugar, this no-bake Cherry Cheesecake Graham Cracker Crust Pie guarantees to be a hit!
No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake
One of my favorite memories as a child was having this Graham Cracker Pie every summer. My mom used to make it on special occasions and it was always the perfect summer dessert. I still remember those beautiful plump cherries with that perfect no bake cheesecake filling….it was the perfect dessert in my eyes and still is my preferred kind of cheesecake.
This easy no-bake cheesecake recipe was shared with us from my neighbor, Judy, who was lived right across the street. She always made the best meals!
My favorite meal that she would make would be fresh fish that her husband, Gratton, had caught, steamed broccoli and fruit. They were organic before organic was cool. I don’t remember many times that I had dinner at their house that dessert was served but this pie was one that I remember being there on occasion.
I am so glad she passed along the recipe to my mom to make for us as we grew up. And now, I make it about once a year for my family and it always gets rave reviews! I don’t know why I don’t make it more because it’s so easy!
You can whip up this No-Bake Graham Cracker Crust Pie in under 20 minutes if you use a ready-made pie crust as I did here.
Of course, making your own graham cracker crust is pretty easy. But, if you’re in a time crunch or need to take a dish to a potluck, then a store-bought crust is the way to go!
Plus, there’s just something nostalgic about using a store-bought pie crust for me that I go that route!
With cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, sour cream, and whipped cream being the only ingredients, this easy dessert is budget-friendly and delicious! Add your favorite toppings – cherry pie filling, strawberries, blueberries – or leave it plain! Top it with your favorite flavor and just enjoy the whole thing.
I’ve even made a no-bake Lemon Cheesecake Pie with this recipe and it’s just as good!
- cream cheese – the cream cheese filling is the star of the show!
- sour cream – I love adding this secret ingredient to this classic dessert.
- vanilla – Just a little vanilla extract is all that is needed.
- cool whip – This adds so much sweetness to the creamy filling.
- sugar – for sweetness.
- store-bought or homemade graham cracker crusts – Perfect for adding to the food processor to make the crust.
- cherry pie topping – Use a can of cherry pie filling to add to the top of the cream cheese layer.
How long will cherry cheesecake last?
Cheesecake will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator. It’s best to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap if it has been opened.
Can you freeze no-bake cheesecake?
Yes! Wrap the cheesecake, still in the pie plate or dish, with plastic wrap, place in the freezer, and freeze until solid. You only need to remove it from the freezer to the fridge to defrost when you’re ready to eat it – overnight is best.Can you use a different crust for this no bake cherry cheesecake recipe?
You bet! You can use any fine crumbs and add them to the bottom. I like the graham cracker mixture because it’s easy and pairs well with the sweet cherries, but use anything that you want. I also think that an oreo crust would be the perfect bottom layer!
Enjoy this No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake the next time you need a fast and delicious dessert on your table! You can save it for a special occasion or make it up as the perfect way to celebrate a simple night at home.
If you’re looking for a great no-bake cheesecake recipe, you really can’t go wrong with the easy cherry topping on top of your cheesecake or the creamy cheesecake filling that is waiting for you to enjoy.
Combined, those two ingredients make this a great recipe and one of the easiest no-bake desserts.
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No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake
- 2 8 oz packages cream cheese
- 1/2 cup whipped cream
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 pie crusts
- Combine cream cheese and sugar together – mix well
- Mix in sour cream & vanilla
- Fold in whipped cream until smooth
- Add to prepared graham cracker crusts
- Top each pie with 1/2 can of cherry pie topping or flavor of choice
- Chill for at least 2 hours or over night
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