An easy graham cracker crust filled with rich, creamy cheesecake filling topped with sweet pie cherries AND can be ready in 5 minutes makes this 5-Minute Cherry No-Bake Cheesecake a perfect dessert for the holidays!
No-bake desserts are a fabulous choice for busy nights, quick fixes OR holidays! Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day or your half birthday, this 5-Minute No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake is a fabulous quick dessert that any cheesecake lover will enjoy!
NOT A BAKER…
… even better. With this recipe, no oven is required! Woot! If you want to impress your guest with a cheesecake, this easy cheesecake recipe is for you. To the “non-bakers” out there, this recipe is still classified as EASY! It’s so easy, it’s dangerous! 😉
With my love for cheesecake being ridiculously insane, like on the verge of being Cheesecake-aholic worthy, it’s taken me too long to get this recipe to you guys!!
LOOKING FOR MORE CHEESECAKE RECIPES?
Since this recipe was first shared back in February 2018, I’ve shared several more of my favorite cheesecake recipes. Check them out below.
- INSTANT POT EGGNOG CHEESECAKE – Made right in the Instant Pot and perfect for the holidays!
- CHEESE CHEESECAKE PINWHEELS – Semi-homemade a lovely for a brunch.
- CREAMY LEMON CHEESECAKE BARS – Made using a cake mix!
- NO-BAKE SNICKERS CHEESECAKE BARS – snickers + cheesecake
- INSTANT POT SALTED CARAMEL CHEESECAKE – Perfect for any Instant Pot lover or caramel lover!
NEED MORE CHEESECAKE IDEAS?
I’m always adding to my Cheesecake Dreams Pinterest board, a whole board dedicated to nothing but cheesecake happiness. My love for cheesecake is legit!
What I love even more than cheesecake is when I can get my cheesecake fix in less than 5 minutes! When I have a hankering for cheesecake, this super easy no-bake cheesecake pie is my go-to recipe! It’s creamy, rich and full of that tangy cheesecake goodness. Top it off with cherries (or any other fruit pie filling you like) and it’s golden!
You can find the full printable recipe HERE, by clicking any of the big buttons below or just reading to the bottom of this post. 🙂
EASY 5-MINUTE CHEESECAKE!
When I said 5-minutes, I meant it. I gather all my ingredients for the filling. I place the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer or whisk to blend until smooth (about 30 seconds to a minute with a hand mixer).
Then the heavy whipping cream goes in and it gets whipped with all the other ingredients for 3 to 4 minutes.
WHAT’S THE SECRET TO THIS EASY NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE?
The CREAM is the secret! When the filling is whipped it gets airy which causes the filling to thicken. Oh man, my mouth is watering!
Once the filling is mixed and whipped, pour the filling into a premade graham cracker pie crust (homemade is usually better but store-bought is great if you’re in a time crunch).
My personal taste enjoys a classic homemade graham cracker or Oreo crust but if I don’t have time I don’t mind using an easy store-bought crust. No judgment here if you go for the store-bought crust. 😀
After the filling is in the crust, gently smooth the filling.
Next, the cherries! I pull a fast one by cracking open a can of cherry pie filling and slather it right on top.
HOMEMADE VS STORE-BOUGHT INGREDIENTS:
I know lots of home cooks and other food bloggers are about homemade, homemade… HOMEMADE. Most of the time I am too but sometimes we don’t have time or energy to go the homemade route. In these cases, store-bought and semi-homemade are A-okay in my book.
If you want a great recipe for homemade cherry pie filling, check out this awesome cherry pie filling recipe from My Baking Addiction!
Yum! You can eat this easy no-bake cheesecake right then and there or put it in the fridge to chill for a few hours. Chilling it will help it set but isn’t necessary if you need your cheesecake fix… yesterday. 😉
You are going to love this cheesecake! It’s so fast, easy, and tastes so yummy! It really is a perfect dessert to share with your favorite people for the holidays, Love Day, or any day.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CHEESECAKE TOPPING?
FULL PRINTABLE RECIPE:
I hope you love and enjoy this no-bake cheesecake recipe as much as I do!
- 1 8oz pk cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 9-inch graham cracker crust, (or oreo)
- 1 20oz can cherry pie filling, (or blueberry, raspberry, or strawberry pie filling)
- In mixing bowl, add cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and sour cream. Beat until smooth.
- Add heavy whipping cream, whip until thick and airy. About 3-4 minutes.
- Pour into graham cracker crust. Smooth.
- Add canned cherry pie filling (or other pie filling such as blueberry, raspberry, or strawberry).
- Enjoy now or chill in fridge for 6-8 hours or overnight. Chilling will help pie set but is not required.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g
OP: 2.2.18 Update: 11.12.19