No Crust Cherry Cheesecake

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Natasha Nalley

By
@MomInMD

I've been making this cheese cake "pie" for over 35 years, and it's still the best cheesecake I've ever tasted. Don't omit the sour cream layer. This recipe works well if you want to use reduced fat cream cheese and sour cream.

I entered it in our county fair one year and won 3rd place. I used the glazed fruit topping.

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Wow, delicious cheesecake just got easier! This is a terrific recipe to throw together in a pinch, and it also works as a great "foundation" recipe that you can jazz up with most any flavors you like! I made this for some gluten-free friends of mine and it was a huge hit. Enjoy! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 42 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • INGREDIENTS FOR CHEESECAKE

  • 2 - 8 oz
    bars of cream cheese (16 oz total)
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract (gluten free if needed)
  • INGREDIENTS FOR SOUR CREAM LAYER:

  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make No Crust Cherry Cheesecake

Step-by-Step

  1. Blend cheesecake ingredients in blender until smooth. You may have to scrape the sides once or twice. Pour into well greased 9 inch pie pan. (I use a glass pan.) Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool 20 minutes. Top will collapse on cooling to form a well for the sour cream topping.

    In small bowl, blend with spoon, the following:

    1 cup sour cream
    3 Tablespoons sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Pour over cooled pie. Chill well in refrigerator.

    OPTIONAL: Before serving, spoon 1 can chilled cherry pie filling over pie. You may use blueberry or other pie filling as well.

    OR: You may decorate the top of the pie with slices of fresh kiwi fruit and strawberries. Brush with glaze made with 1/4 cup apricot jam and 1 Tablespoon water brought to boil over medium heat, and boiled about 1 minute, stirring constantly. Cool glaze slightly.

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About No Crust Cherry Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: Cheesecake
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Recipe For: The Best Cheesecake
Hashtag: #cream-cheese




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