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No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

Over the weekend my husband cooked for me. This is a once in a year (if not 5 years) occurrence, like other rarities such as cleaning the bathroom. I had to take pictures to document this special occasion. He adapted this No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake recipe from epicurious.com and made a few minor adjustments. In fact, it’s even easier than epicurious’s recipe. Another plus is there’s no baking required, so no standing in a hot kitchen sweating over your dessert.

And after you blend the blueberry filling it will look like you just murdered 500 Smurfs with your mixer. That’s always an appetizing sight.

 No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1 pre-made store bought graham cracker pie crust

Filling:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 12 ounces Philadelphia-brand cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Topping:

  • Whip Cream

 

Directions:

1) Pour 1/4 cup water into small saucepan; sprinkle gelatin over. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir over very low heat just until gelatin dissolves. Set aside.

 

2) In a large bowl, blend cream cheese, cream, sugar, and lemon juice using a hand-held mixer. Add berries; puree until smooth (some blueberry bits will remain). Add warm gelatin mixture and blend well. Pour filling into crust. Cover; chill overnight. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled.)
3) Spread whip cream thickly over top of cheesecake before serving.

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8 thoughts on “No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake”

  • No bake cheesecake? That’s an awesome idea for the summer… I’m scared to death of gelatin, but I guess I could give it a try…

  • I love all your recipes! Would you do a doughnuts recipe? I’m looking for a good one and I trust that you probably know how to make the best! 🙂

  • Shivani – I like it for the same reason. It’s too hot to bake in the summer. This version is so fluffy, creamy and fruity too, not dense at all.

    Socki – It was your virtual birthday cake!

    Chiara – Don’t be scared of gelatin. Maybe you can try agar instead? That’s different…right? 😛

    Sheila – I asked my husband if that would work…he said no. Well, at least my husband would say no if I said someone else’s husband made such and such 😛 But it’s worth a try 🙂

    Ashley – There’s a doughnut hole recipe I’ve been meaning to try. Holes just because it seems easier and lighter than entire doughnuts. I’ll start thinking about that now 🙂

    Gary – I should’ve taken the picture of the mixer with smurf guts when I had the chance. 🙁

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