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No Bake Cheesecake

no bake cheesecake

This easy no bake cheesecake recipe is one of our favorite summer desserts. It’s smooth and creamy, and pairs perfectly with fresh fruit. Plus, you don’t need to heat up the oven.

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened or melted
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups chopped fresh fruit for topping (optional)

Instructions

For the Crust:

In a small bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add melted butter and mix until evenly blended.

Press the graham cracker mix into the bottom of an 8 or 9 inch springform pan.

For the Filling:

In the bowl of your stand mixer (or any large bowl), beat together the cream cheese and vanilla extract. Add sugar and mix until blended.

Add whipping cream and beat until still peaks form.

Scoop cream cheese mixture into the crust. Chill for 4 hours or overnight, until the cheesecake sets.

To serve, remove the side of the springform pan and cut into 8 to 12 slices. Top with fresh fruit, canned pie filling or fruit preserves, if desired.