Wednesday, December 28, 2011

No Bake Cheesecake

Everybody loves these! There's no baking involved and they are inexpensive to make. Cream cheese costs a fortune these days. When it's on sale I buy at least 4. You never know when you need to whip up dessert! Each cake uses just one package of cream cheese. A New York style cheesecake uses how many? Cherry always goes first by the way!

2 cheesecakes

2 graham pie crusts (I use store-bought)
2 8oz packages cream cheese, softened
2 packets lemon Jello (you can use sugar free)

1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (optional but yummy!)
2 cups heavy whipping cream

1 can pie filling (we like cherry)

Beat the cream cheese, Jello and lemon zest on medium speed until lumps disappear.

Add whipping cream and start on low. Once combined with cheese, turn the mixer up to high speed and whip until it's stiff and fluffy.

Pour the mixture into prepared graham shells and top with pie filling. Chill for several hours until firm. You will be able to slice it once it sets.

Tip: You could use any flavour of Jello and pie filling to come up with your own combination.

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