Dessert In A Hurry

Who doesn’t like an easy dessert?  Especially one that requires no oven time whatsoever?

The answer to both questions is No-Bake Cheesecake.  But, I have to warn you — it disappears in a hurry.

Look!  The crumbs are flying off the plate!

Going, going…

(Sorry — no “gone” photo…)  I’m trying to beat the deadline for this give away.

You can, too, if you’re quick about it!

No Bake Cheesecake

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

6 oz. Mascarpone cheese, softened

4 Tbsp. sugar, or to taste

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 can of fruit pie filling (your choice — I happened to have cherries)

1 graham cracker crust

Combine cheeses in a mixing bowl; beat until blended.  Add sugar and vanilla; mix well.  Carefully spoon into graham cracker crust.  Refrigerate 1 hour, or until firm.  Top with fruit before serving and there you have it! 

Enjoying life a slice at a time,

~ Kim

22 thoughts on “Dessert In A Hurry

  1. This looks amazingly delicious! Wow! I came by to say thank you for the nice comment on my turkey burgers, it’s very nice to meet you too! Don’t be a stranger =]

  2. You and Mark Bittman have solved my dilemma! I fail in the cheesecake department miserably! Soggy crusts, due to a leaky pan, and thus a very unhappy gal (partly due to this perfectionist title my husband gives me) is achieved without fail in every cheesecake attempt I have made so far. I guess the whole no-bake thing is my answer as no baking means no wrapping and submerging of pan!

    • Meg, I only recently acquired a springform pan, but with our 100 degree heat wave this month, I haven’t attempted baking a cheesecake yet! I’ll keep you posted when I finally make the leap — hopefully without leaks! In the meantime, this no-bake version satisfies the need for a cheesecake-like dessert without heating up the kitchen. It’s especially good with fresh peaches (or other summer fruits, brushed with melted jam or jelly to keep them from oxidizing), but in a pinch, pie filling works!
      ~ Kim

  3. I love ALL of your photos—the vibrant colors, the “motion” and, of course, the reverence for food that comes flying off the plate. For some reason I always feel a little cooler after leaving your blog and that’s saying a lot THIS summer. You’ve inspired me to play with cheese & cherries this week. ;)

    • The mascarpone added a “creamy lightness” — hope you’ll try it. There are so MANY delicious recipes linked — good thing they’re choosing by “random” instead of recipe! Thanks for stopping by, Ann. :)
      ~ Kim

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