No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

Dive into the delightful ease of this No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake, a perfect dessert for any occasion that requires no oven time. This recipe features a crumbly graham cracker crust, a silky-smooth cheesecake filling, and a tangy cherry topping that complements the rich flavors with a fruity finish. It’s an ideal choice for gatherings, celebrations, or just a sweet treat to end a meal on a high note.


For the crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
For the cheesecake filling:
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
For the cherry topping:
  • 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling


  1. Prepare the crust:
    • In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until the mixture is well incorporated.
    • Press this mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan or a pie plate. This forms your cheesecake base.
    • Place the crust in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes, allowing it to set and form a solid foundation for the filling.
  2. Make the filling:
    • In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth and free of lumps.
    • Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar, continuing to beat until the mixture is completely combined.
    • Gently fold in the whipped heavy cream until the mixture is smooth and fluffy. This step adds the light, airy texture that is characteristic of no-bake cheesecakes.
    • Pour the filling over the chilled crust, using a spatula to smooth the top evenly.
    • Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours, or until it is firm to the touch.
  3. Add the cherry topping:
    • Once the cheesecake is set and firm, evenly spread the cherry pie filling over the top of the cheesecake.
    • Return the cheesecake to the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.


  • Cream Cheese Consistency: Ensure that the cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing to avoid any lumps in your cheesecake.
  • Whipped Cream Options: If desired, you can use a whipped topping instead of whipping your own cream, which can save time and ensure consistency.
  • Serving: For clean cuts, use a warm, wet knife to slice the cheesecake, cleaning the knife between each cut.


This No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake is a testament to the beauty of simplicity in the kitchen. Without the need for baking, it offers a quick, straightforward path to a dessert that looks impressive and tastes delicious. The combination of creamy cheesecake, crunchy crust, and tangy cherry topping makes this dessert a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Enjoy the ease of preparation and the decadent payoff of this delightful cheesecake.

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