Mom's No-Bake Cheesecake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 492kcal
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
Mom's No-Bake Cheesecake is perfect for any occasion!  Try making this dessert in the summertime when the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven!
Print Recipe

Ingredients

For the Graham Crust Base:

  • 3 1/2 cups graham crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar

For the Jam Topping:

  • 1 cup jam

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, pour the melted butter over the graham crumbs along with the cinnamon.  Mix until well combined.
  • If making the cheesecakes in individual jars, evenly distribute the graham crumb mixture among the jars and lightly press the mixture into the jars to form a light crust/base.  If using a 9x13 inch pan, transfer all of the graham crumb mixture to the dish and press lightly into the corner and around the pan to create an even light crust/base.  Place in refrigerator.
  • In a mixing bowl, use a hand held mixer to cream the cream cheese.  Set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, add the heavy whipping cream and vanilla.  Whisk until mixture forms stiff peaks.
  • Transfer the whipped cream to the bowl of cream cheese.  Mix until well incorporated.  Add the confectioner's sugar and mix into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Top each jar with an even amount of the cream cheese mixture - about 11/2 inches of the topping.  See blog post notes for an easy way to do this!  If using a 9x13 inch dish, spread all of the cream cheese mixture over the top of the graham crust.  Place bake in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve, evenly distribute the 1 cup of jam over the individual jars, or spread the entire cup of jam onto the topping in the 9x13 inch dish.
  • Serve individual jars immediately.  For the dish, cut into 12 portions.  Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1075IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1.2mg