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No-Bake Cheesecake with Homemade Cherry Topping

  • Total Time: 6 hours and 45 minutes (including chilling time)


A divine no-bake cheesecake with a velvety cream cheese filling, perched atop a buttery graham cracker crust, crowned with a homemade cherry topping.

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  • For the Crust:
    • 1 and 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (approximately 1012 graham crackers)
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
  • For the Filling:
    • 2 blocks (16 oz) cream cheese, softened
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 1 cup sour cream
  • For the Whipped Cream:
    • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • For the Cherry Topping:
    • 2 cups fresh cherries, pitted and halved
    • 1/4 cup cold water
    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
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  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • Crush graham crackers into fine crumbs using a blender or by hand.
    • Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter in a bowl. Mix until moistened.
    • Divide the mixture into cupcake liners or ramekins. Press the mixture firmly to create the crust base.
  2. Create the Creamy Filling:
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat softened cream cheese and sugar until creamy and fluffy.
    • Add freshly squeezed lemon juice and sour cream. Beat until well combined and smooth.
  3. Whip the Cream:
    • In a separate bowl, whip heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
  4. Assemble the Cheesecakes:
    • Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until fully incorporated.
    • Portion the mixture into cupcake liners or ramekins. Flatten the tops with a spoon.
  5. Refrigerate and Garnish:
    • Refrigerate the cheesecakes for approximately 6 hours or until set.
    • Prepare the cherry topping by cooking cherries with water, cornstarch, lemon juice, and sugar until thickened. Let it cool to room temperature.
    • Drizzle the cherry topping over the cheesecakes before serving.
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Calculating Nutritional Information: (Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients used)

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes (for cherry topping)
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-bake
  • Cuisine: Fusion


  • Serving Size: 14 mini cheesecakes
  • Calories: 300
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 20g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg

Keywords: No-Bake Cheesecake with Homemade Cherry Topping