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cheater cheesecake

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Laurie Sanders
Seattle, WA

A friend of mine gave me a version of this recipe. I added the pudding mix to it to solve a problem with it setting up properly. The end result is so delicious, and easy peasy to make.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This cheater cheesecake is a little different from most no-bake cheesecake recipes we've tried. We loved the addition of sour cream. It adds a slight tanginess and makes this taste like a baked cheesecake. Cheesecake pudding helps everything firm up and adds a nice flavor. A delicious warmer weather dessert. We served ours with a homemade raspberry sauce, but the toppings are endless!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For cheater cheesecake

  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg
    cheesecake instant pudding (3.4 oz size)
  • 8 oz
    Cool Whip
  • 1
    graham cracker pie crust

How To Make cheater cheesecake

  • Sprinkling pudding mix over sugar, cream cheese, sour cream, and vanilla extract.
    Beat the sugar into the softened cream cheese. Then add the sour cream and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Sprinkle the cheesecake pudding mix into the bowl and beat well with the sour cream mixture. (NOTE: I've used sugar-free pudding mix.)
  • Folding in Cool Whip.
    Fold in the Cool Whip until well incorporated into the mixture.
  • Cheesecake poured into a graham cracker crust.
    Spread into prepared 8-inch graham cracker pie crust.
  • Covering the cheesecake to chill.
    Cover and keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
  • Cheater Cheesecake ready to be served.
    Serve it with a little raspberry sauce, chocolate sauce, or cherry pie filling. Fresh strawberries are also a tasty topping. I intend to try this with vanilla, chocolate, and white chocolate pudding mixes eventually.