Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Creamy no bake Cheesecake




I combined a few different recipes from my favorites to make this no bake cheesecake for our Christmas Dinner Dessert. It had a nice smooth texture that sliced beautifully and wasn't heavy tasting.

Crust Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup soft butter
  • 3/4 cup finely ground almonds
  1. Mix together the vanilla wafer crumbs, sugar, butter and almonds until crumbs form. Press into a 9 inch spring form pan and bake in a 350 F oven for 15 minutes. Cool.

Cheesecake Filling Ingredients

  • 2 packages of light Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 envelope unflavoured gelatin
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  1. Whip the cream to soft peaks and set aside.
  2. Dissolve the gelatin in hot water and set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan bring the 1/3 cup water and the 1 cup sugar to a boil over high heat for 8 - 10 minutes or until a thread forms when dropped from a teaspoon. Do not allow the syrup to begin to brown.
  4. In a large free standing mixing bowl begin to beat the egg whites and slowly add the sugar syrup and beat on high speed until the meringue is thick and cooled .. .about 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside.
  5. In another large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese for a minute until smooth.
  6. Add the softened gelatin mixture.
  7. Add the sour cream and combine until smooth.
  8. Add the cooled meringue, strirring until no white streaks remain.
  9. Add the whipped cream and the vanilla.
  10. Pour into the cooled crust and refrigerate until set . ..about 4 hours or overnight.

20 comments:

  1. This looks so good! Any chance we could get the blackberry sauce recipe too??? Thanks

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  2. Great picture of this cheesecake, now if only it was here before me so I could find out if it is as good as it looks. love the plate, would love to have one like it.

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  3. WOW does that look yummy, and I agree with BJ if we can ask for the blackberry sauce recipe too? The plate is very pretty!

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  4. This sounds soo good, I don't know if I could share it with anyone. I think I'd have to keep it all for myself.

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  5. It looks fabulous Lovella. Love the plate and the sauce too :0)

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  6. Mmmmmm! Nothing like a creamy cheesecake. The sauce looks so good too. I like this variation of an unbaked cheesecake. Kathy (MGCC)

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  7. I just wanted to say, I'm so glad I found your blog. Don't remember how I did but anyway..;0). I just love it and have used several recipes that all turned out great. Thanks for sharing. The cheesecake looks so pretty on that plate!
    Lori

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  8. I LOVE cheesecake! Another easy topping is raspberry pie filling (Wilderness). Yum!!

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  9. I will be giving this one a try for sure,it sounds and looks yummy.
    BLessings,Ruth

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  10. Oh...this DOES look so good... maybe it's good my beloved doesn't like cheesecake. I would eat way too much... but I need to try this one when I can share it with a few.
    Love the blackberry sauce!

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  11. That looks like the ULTIMATE no bake cheesecake! Fabulous!

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  12. Im so glad I found your blog! The cheesecake looks delicious and I can't wait to try it!
    Angela:)

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  13. Lovella..I made this cheesecake and it is waiting on company tonight..I cut a weensy bit too taste and it is creamy, light and wonderful:)

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  14. okay, that does it! nothing like reading the 'reviews' later in the day to get a good sense of what a great recipe is....NOT that I needed those comments...the picture says it all. Yummy. Especially like the fact that it is 'no bake'!!!

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  15. Oh I love cheesecake! This looks so easy to make - can't wait to try it!!!

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  17. Vanilla wafer crumbs? I'm not quite sure what they would be. Any suggestions for a substitute to use in an Australian kitchen.

    Sonya

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  18. Ohhhhhh that looks yummy! Will definitely have to try this one :)
    Thank you for sharing.

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