Easy Cherry Cheesecake Pie Recipe

Updated on March 16, 2016

Simple and Delicious!

This cherry cheesecake recipe requires no baking, and is simple enough for a four year old to make with limited assistance. It is also delicious!
This cherry cheesecake recipe requires no baking, and is simple enough for a four year old to make with limited assistance. It is also delicious! | Source

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4.1 stars from 7 ratings of No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

A Simple Cheesecake Recipe

We have the kids cook on Mondays, as part of a way to increase their knowledge of basic cooking techniques and as a way to develop confidence and independence with food choices. Cooking also helps children refine math skills (understanding that 1/3 cup is less than 1/2 cup, for example) and increases fine motor skills: twisting a can opener, whisking ingredients together, and spreading pie filling all help develop muscles in the hands, which are required for writing and other detailed work.

This cheesecake recipe requires no baking, and is simple enough that my four year old can make it with limited assistance. This recipe includes lemon juice, which adds vitamin C, and has a fruit topping. It is definitely a dessert with a high sugar content, but the addition of the citrus, dairy, and fruit topping add nutritional value to this fun recipe.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1 9" Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 14 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk, (1 can)
  • 1/3 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 can Cherry Pie Filling, (approximately 21 oz.)

Easy Cherry Cheesecake Preparation Photos

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The ingredients for Cherry Cheesecake: cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon juice, vanilla, and cherry topping.My four year old adds sweetened condensed milk to the cream cheese.Nolan measured and added the lemon juice to the ingredients in the mixing bowl.Nolan's favorite part of making this recipe is the use of the electric beaters to mix the ingredients together!Spreading the pie filling helps develop fine motor skills - yet another way that cooking is a wonderful activity for kids!My six year old son opened the can of cherry pie filling and spread it on top of the pie!
The ingredients for Cherry Cheesecake: cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon juice, vanilla, and cherry topping.
The ingredients for Cherry Cheesecake: cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon juice, vanilla, and cherry topping. | Source
My four year old adds sweetened condensed milk to the cream cheese.
My four year old adds sweetened condensed milk to the cream cheese. | Source
Nolan measured and added the lemon juice to the ingredients in the mixing bowl.
Nolan measured and added the lemon juice to the ingredients in the mixing bowl. | Source
Nolan's favorite part of making this recipe is the use of the electric beaters to mix the ingredients together!
Nolan's favorite part of making this recipe is the use of the electric beaters to mix the ingredients together! | Source
Spreading the pie filling helps develop fine motor skills - yet another way that cooking is a wonderful activity for kids!
Spreading the pie filling helps develop fine motor skills - yet another way that cooking is a wonderful activity for kids! | Source
My six year old son opened the can of cherry pie filling and spread it on top of the pie!
My six year old son opened the can of cherry pie filling and spread it on top of the pie! | Source

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Preparation

  1. Place the cream cheese, vanilla, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Thoroughly combine the ingredients with an electric mixer until no lumps remain.
  3. Pour the filling into the graham cracker crust. Cover and refrigerate until the pie filling has set (approximately 1/2 hour).
  4. Pour the can of cherry pie filling on top of the chilled pie filling. Store refrigerated.
  5. This cheesecake recipe may be altered in the following ways: (1) low fat cream cheese may be substituted in place of the full-fat version. (2) Lime juice may be substituted for the lemon juice. (3) Other fruits, such as strawberries or raspberries, may be used in place of the cherries.

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      • leahlefler profile imageAUTHOR

        Leah Lefler 

        2 years ago from Western New York

        I hope you like it, Jackie! This is one of our go-to dessert recipes. I love it for summer time events, because it doesn't require any baking!

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        Jackie Lynnley 

        2 years ago from The Beautiful South

        Yum, I think I will try this tonight! So easy, has my name all over it and I have all the ingredients. Thanks.

      • leahlefler profile imageAUTHOR

        Leah Lefler 

        3 years ago from Western New York

        I love this recipe, Joyette! It is always easy to put together in a pinch and it is so simple that my kids can make it!

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        Joyette Fabien 

        3 years ago from Dominica

        Really simple and quick. Give the kids the go ahead and the ingredients and that's all they need !

      • leahlefler profile imageAUTHOR

        Leah Lefler 

        5 years ago from Western New York

        Hi Raul, it makes one 9" pie, so it would depend on how you slice it. We usually cut it into 8 slices, so that would serve 8 people. You could cut the slices smaller to serve 10-12 if necessary (though the slices would be very small at that point)!

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        raul 

        5 years ago

        how many servinges is it.

      • leahlefler profile imageAUTHOR

        Leah Lefler 

        6 years ago from Western New York

        Belew34, this one is extremely easy to make, and it doesn't require any baking. I love making this on hot, humid days because I don't have to fire up the oven!

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        Belew34 

        6 years ago

        Looks easy enough for me i love cheesecake

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        Leah Lefler 

        6 years ago from Western New York

        Thanks, vespawoolf! It is quite good, and the kids love it. Cherry cheesecake is the perfect summer treat - too bad it is snowing where we live at the moment! Now I need to "cook up" a cold-weather recipe!

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        vespawoolf 

        6 years ago from Peru, South America

        This sounds like a delicious cheesecake. It's hard to beat cream cheese, lemon juice and condensed milk with cherries on top! And I love that it's kid-friendly. Thank you!

      • leahlefler profile imageAUTHOR

        Leah Lefler 

        6 years ago from Western New York

        Our family doesn't often visit in the heat of summer because of the humidity! We do have air conditioning units in our bedrooms upstairs, at least. It makes the nights survivable! I can't wait to see your no-bake recipes. I love fruit dishes - particularly cute little side dishes that can be served with dinner!

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        Laur 

        6 years ago from Chicago, IL

        I will be posting more hubs with recipes(when I have the time next)for scrumptious fruit salads. I love them for a small party or large crowd during the summer. These no bake's are more like side dishes but are sweet enough for a small dessert too! Most include fresh fruit, but I also use marshmallows and the pie fillings with fruit.

        No air...I couldn't live without it. I don't mind the heat with a little humidity, but since in menopause for the last six years, I need that blast of air!!

      • leahlefler profile imageAUTHOR

        Leah Lefler 

        6 years ago from Western New York

        Junegirl, what a fantastic idea for giving your daughter the recipes! When I was first married, I took a lot of my mother-in-law's easy recipes, because I had no clue how to cook. I want my boys to be equipped with confidence in the kitchen, so we cook with them on a fairly regular basis. I love to bake most of the year, though I prefer the no-bake type dishes for the summer (we have heat, high humidity, and no air conditioning)!

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        Laur 

        6 years ago from Chicago, IL

        I love the easy, no bake desserts...but then I love to cook and bake anyway. Your dessert sounds yummy and reminds me of when my daughters were that age, I did the same thing. Now they are 21 and 23, and I am constantly surprised by my youngest, she will put together some different twist on her burgers, extra spices, etc...

        I'm actually planning on pulling together some my super easy recipes for her fall semester at college since she will be in a house with a couple friends.

      • leahlefler profile imageAUTHOR

        Leah Lefler 

        6 years ago from Western New York

        It was really fun today, because Nolan was so excited to run the electric mixer. I am so "behind the times" and missed two Mondays because of Spring Break - one week my mom was visiting and the next we were in Myrtle Beach! Time to get back into the habit!

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        cardelean 

        6 years ago from Michigan

        So the boys will now be providing dessert at the next family gathering I presume! Another great recipe Leah! Don't you just love cooking with the boys. I know we are having a great time with these cooking times.

      • leahlefler profile imageAUTHOR

        Leah Lefler 

        6 years ago from Western New York

        It is a really great recipe - we have used it for family gatherings and picnics (we put it in a cooler) - so refreshing and cool, and easy to make in the summer time since you don't have to fire up the oven! Thanks for the comment and vote, teaches12345!

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        Dianna Mendez 

        6 years ago

        Voted up and five-starred because it is a no bake, easy recipe to follow, and so yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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