Sunday, March 18, 2012

No Bake Cheesecake

Remember the New York Style Cheesecake I made during the baking class?? No doubt the cake was nice. But I didn't want to make it again. Instead I simplified and made this simple one that does not need baking. For the bottom layer, it's not the expensive digestive biscuits. I made with cream crackers. Crushed and crumbled with butter and pressed into a greased pan. Its crumbly but if you prefer a compacted type, use more butter.

For the top layer, its cream cheese, lemon juice and condensed milk whisked together. Thats about all for the ingredients and that's about all to make the cake. Set the cake in the fridge for at least 24 hours and there you have - creamy lemony cheese topping over crumbly buttery layer.

For the crumble
160g cream crackers - crushed to a fine consistency
70g melted butter (add more if you prefer)

For the cheese topping
200g cream cheese - soften
1 cup condensed milk
2-4 tbsp lemon juice (or per taste)

Sliced red and green cherries. 
Crumble crushed crackers and butter together.
Press into a greased springform pan. 
Flatten to ensure its firm.
Leave in the fridge to set for an hour.  
Whip or whisk all ingredients for topping for a smooth mixture.
Bring out the crumble from the fridge and spread cheese mixture on top.
Use a fork to score the cheese mixture for a simple pattern.
Gently press cherries over. 
Let it set overnight in the fridge.
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  1. Great idea and beautiful and easy cheesecake!

  2. Lovely! Can't say I've ever seen green cherries before either!


  3. The recipe surely look simple enough... =) Unfortunately I'm not a big fan of cheese cake. Any no bake chocolate cake? =D

  4. Loving this recipe! I should try this! :D

  5. That looks lovely, simple and easy.

  6. The contrast of the salt in the crust as well as the sweetness of the filling does sound delicious! Your cake does look amazing, hard to believe that this was so easy to make. Well done!

  7. looks nice, I wanna do this too!!!

  8. This cheesecake looks simply gorgeous! I love stunningly it is presented and it's delicious ingredients :D
    As for no baking, you know my soft spot :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. yummy looking cake looks wonderful

  10. Just gorgeous, Nava!!! I love cheesecake...and this is a winner!!!!

  11. thanks for stopping by my site. this looks amazing! thanks for sharing.

  12. am not crazy about cheese but i think my hubi would love this

  13. Ooh...lovely. I love cheesecake. Now I will try your recipe using cream crackers. TQ 4 sharing.:o)

  14. Thank you everyone and appreciate all the support and comments.

  15. Finally, it's your turn to make non-bake cheesecake! Isn't it easy & such a joy to make this? Lovely dessert, dear!

  16. I'm not a fan of no bake cheesecakes but this looks divine Nava!

  17. This looks incredible! I love the use of cream crackers instead of graham and the fact that its no bake! I am yet to master the cheesecake but I think I might be able to do this! Yum!!

  18. It's very festive looking and I love that it's no bake.

  19. Wow I'd love to try making a no bake cheesecake with your recipe someday!

  20. nava i never thought we can use cream crackers for the cheese cake based, emm i should try this receipe...

  21. Wow! Love this simple cheesecake Nava.. Want to have it now :-)

  22. Just when I needed a dashing yet simple recipe but strictly no bake(I don't have oven yet!!) for some friends coming home.
    Thanks for this quick and easy cheese cake. Lovely!

  23. THis one is presented beautifully, thanks for sharing.


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