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No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake (Easy Recipe)

This no-bake cherry cheesecake is foolproof!

If you can mix a few ingredients and wait patiently for it to set, you’ll have dessert ready in no time.

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake
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It’s like a cross between a rich and indulgent cheesecake and a cream cheese pie.

So while it’s plenty thick and dense, it’s also pretty light and silky-smooth.

Better yet, it’s got a secret ingredient that makes it incredibly rich and creamy: sweetened condensed milk.

It’s perfect for a summer BBQ or a long weekend at home. 

Check out the recipe below for a seriously indulgent no-bake cheesecake that comes together in a flash!

Best Ever No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Recipe

If you don’t consider yourself a skilled baker or don’t have the time for a complex cheesecake, this cheesecake is worth checking out!

It features three simple components: a Graham Cracker crust, a creamy cheesecake layer, and a cherry pie filling topping. 

You’ll use a pre-made pie crust and a can of cherry pie filling, so all you need to do is mix the cheesecake filling and pour it into the pie crust.

That’s it!

As mentioned, the addition of sweetened condensed milk makes this one stand out in a crowd of no-bake cheesecakes.

Make it the night before, set it in the fridge for five hours (overnight is best), and voila!

This perfectly creamy and indulgent cheesecake tastes like you spend all day in the kitchen. What more could you ask for?

So whether you’re headed to a summer bash or hosting friends for game night, this no-bake cherry cheesecake will surely be a crowd-pleaser. 

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No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Slice

Ingredients

  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – Think of sweetened condensed milk as your secret weapon. It ensures an insanely smooth cheesecake with the most heavenly silky texture ever. Use full-fat or it won’t set.
  • Cream Cheese – What cheesecake is complete without cream cheese? Again, use full fat for the best results, and make sure it’s at room temperature before starting.
  • Lemon Juice – Cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk are incredibly indulgent. So, you’ll add fresh lemon juice to lift those heavy flavors. Plus, it adds a subtle hint of citrus that goes well with sweet cherries. 
  • Vanilla Extract – The cream cheese layer is sweet, but adding a splash of vanilla extract takes it to the next level.
  • Graham Cracker Crust – There’s no need to make a pie crust from scratch. Just grab one from the store – it all tastes the same!
  • Cherry Pie Filling – Why make cherry pie filling when you can buy it in a can? And hey, feel free to use another flavor if you prefer.
No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

How to Store No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

If you made this pie for a party, there won’t be any leftovers. Trust me.

But if you make extra or just happen to have a slice left, it’s super easy to store for later.

Place the cheesecake (or leftovers) in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. 

If you don’t want to fuss with a separate container, leave it in the baking dish and cover it with plastic wrap.

That said, the plastic will stick to the cherry topping. So a container is the better option – especially if you’re saving the whole cheesecake for later.

Can You Freeze No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake?

If you want to get ahead of the game, you can make this no-bake cherry cheesecake in advance and keep it in the freezer.

No-bake cherry cheesecake freezes well with the base/crust and the cheesecake filling. Make the filling per the instructions, pour it into the base, then cover and freeze for up to three months.

Do not freeze with the fruit topping, as it may become watery when thawed.

Instead, just freeze the cheesecake base, then let it defrost overnight in the fridge.

Since you’re using cans of pie filling, you just need to add that right before serving.

To freeze the cheesecake properly (so it doesn’t get freezer burn), chill it until firm, then wrap it in plastic and foil.

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dripping With Jam

Tips for the Best No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

It doesn’t get much easier than this no-bake cherry cheesecake – even for newbie bakers.

But if you want to take your cheesecake to new heights, check out the few tips below:

  • Use room-temperature cream cheese. It blend easier into the condensed milk, making it perfectly smooth.
  • Top it with whipped cream. It’s light and fluffy, which is the perfect partner for the dense filling.
  • Get creative with toppings. While cherries are super yummy, don’t be afraid to go nuts – literally! Try blueberry, apple, or strawberry pie filling. Or maybe go for Nutella, peanut butter, and even marshmallow creme.
  • Chill the cheesecake before adding the pie filling. This prevents the color from bleeding. Overnight is best.

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No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake (Easy Recipe)

Servings

12

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

5

hours 
Calories

316

kcal

This no-bake cherry cheesecake is foolproof! If you can mix a few ingredients and wait patiently for it to set, you’ll have dessert ready in no time.

Ingredients

  • 1 (14-ounce) can full-fat sweetened condensed milk

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages full-fat cream cheese, softened

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (9 inch) prepared Graham Cracker crust

  • 1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling

Instructions

  • In a stand mixer bowl or large bowl, beat the cream cheese until soft, fluffy, and lump-free. Scrape the bowl and beat again to smooth.
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and vanilla, and beat until well blended and smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into the pre-made Graham Cracker pie crust and place it in the fridge to set – at least five hours, but overnight is best.
  • Before serving, pour the cherry pie filling on top and spread it over the whole surface. Slice and serve with whipped cream. Enjoy!
No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

6 thoughts on “No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake (Easy Recipe)”

  1. I love making desserts. I have been cooking since I was 8 years old and I will be 67 in a couple of weeks. Your recipes look deliciously good and easy to prepare. Thank you.

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    • Hi Linda!
      So glad you’re enjoying the recipes.
      I hope I’m still cooking/baking at 67. Way to go! I bet your friends and family love it 🙂

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  2. The narrative talks about whipped cream but the recipe makes no mention of it. is the whipped cream just a suggestion as a topping? (I’ve always been too intimidated to make cheesecake. This one, I’ll try! thanks for sharing.

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