Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Not Half Baked No-Bake Cheesecake

Okay, as promised, here is one of the recipes from the Old Broad’s latest cookbook, "Doing It...around the world.

It’s not often I make desserts, but this was really good. And I didn’t even need to switch the oven on, as this cheesecake cooks right in the fridge/freezer, perfect.

I like my cheesecake plain, but feel free to dress it up with fruit, chocolate, or whatever else floats your boat. And if you like this recipe there are plenty more in the cookbook. It’s only a measly $12, and all proceeds go to a great cause.


1 cup finely ground honey graham cracker crumbs
1 cup finely ground pecan shortbread cookies
1 stick butter, melted
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice.
¾ cup heavy whipping cream


  • Place crackers and cookies in a Ziplock bag and crush to a fine crumb with a with a rolling pin.
  • In a large bowl, mix cookie/cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press into a 9-inch springform pan. Place pan in refrigerator.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and lemon juice.
  • In another bowl, whip cream until it forms peaks.
  • Fold cream into cheese mixture.
  • Spread mixture on top of cookie crumbs.
  • Cover pan with foil and place in freezer for 1 hour.
  • Remove pan from freezer and place in refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.


Liripoop said...

Cheesecake is my favourite dessert and I like mine without any fancy toppings - yours looks heavenly!

Raquel said...

Ok, I died and went to heaven! I love, love, love cheesecake, especially the no-bake ones. My favorite thing at the Renissance Festival is frozen cheesecake on a stick and I am betting this would come really close! I really have to think about getting one of those books!

Pam said...

I love cheesecake but have always been intimidated to make it...not anymore - thanks Jan!

Beth said...

You already know how tempramental my oven is, so as you can imagine Im always on the look out for no bake desserts. Will be trying this one - and I absolutely love cheesecake anyway!!

Kevin said...

That cheesecake looks good! I have been wanting to try making a no bake cheesecake.

Cheryl said...

That looks amazing, I am not a huge fan of baked cheesecakes and this looks delishious!

pamokc said...

yummmmmmmmmm. you make me want to try cooking!

Jan said...

Liri. Thank you for stopping by, I hope you'll drop in again.

Raquel. Thanks, this is seriously good cheesecake. I've never had frozen cheesecake on a stick, I'll have to look out for that one.

Pam. You're welcome. If I can make this, I know you can. :-)

Beth. This is the perfect no-bake dessert. Try it, you will not be disappointed.

Kevin. This is the one to try.

Cheryl. Thank you.

Pam. The great thing about this cheesecake is there's no cooking involved. But don't forget about the diet. ;-)