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!
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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


  • 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.


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