Saturday, May 8, 2010

No Bake Cheesecake





Yield: 8 slices

Among the many categories of cheesecakes, the no bake cheesecake is the most common because it uses common ingredients, can be whipped up in no time, and you do not have any problem regarding over baking and cracking, which is commonly associated with cheesecakes. Even if this recipe does not require baking in the oven, it still maintains the rich and tangy flavor of cream cheese and it is still smooth and creamye This recipe does not have eggs and flour.

Ingredients:

Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 1 cup (100 grams) graham cracker crumbs or digestive biscuits (crushed)
  • 1/2 cup (50 grams) crushed ginger cookies (homemade or store bought)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) granulated white sugar
  • 5 - 6 tablespoons (70 - 85 grams) unsalted butter, melted

Cheesecake Filling:

  • One 8-ounce (227 grams) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy whipping cream

Topping:

  • 1 - 21 ounce (595 grams) can cherry pie filling

Procedure:

Graham Cracker Crust:
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, ginger cookie crumbs, sugar, and melted butter.
  2. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a well greased 8-9 inch (20-23 cm) tart pan with removable bottom.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator while making the filling.


Cheesecake Filling:
  1. In the bowl of your KitchenAid Standmixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Add in the sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl when necessary.
  5. In a separate clean bowl, beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  6. Gradually fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
  7. Pour the filling over the chilled graham cracker crust and smooth the top.
  8. Cover and place in the refrigerator for about an hour and then spread the cherry pie filling on top.
  9. Return to the refrigerator to chill for several hours, or even overnight.

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