No-bake, mini cherry cheesecakes

Claire Gallam

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With all of the stresses that come with the holiday baking season, it's a surprise any of us make it out alive. This year, skip the stress and give your oven a break by making these mini, no-bake cherry cheesecakes for your holiday parties. They are as decadent, moist and fluffy as regular cheesecake, with no oven required!

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Made with just a handful of ingredients, these no-bake cheesecakes aren't just delicious, they are easy! Plus, serving them up in mini crusts make them easy to eat for little hands. Finally, a stress-free dessert you and your kids will love!

No-bake mini cherry cheesecakes

Yields 6 cheesecakes

Ingredients:No-bake mini cherry cheesecakes

For the crust: 

  • 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar

For the filling: 

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy cream

For the topping: 

  • Cherry pie filling

Directions:

  1. Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, margarine, and sugar in a large bowl until mixed. Press the mixture into six small pie plates, pressing the graham crackers all the way up the sides of each.
  2. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese, vanilla and sugar together with a handheld mixer. Gradually add heavy cream, about 1/4 cup at a time, until fully incorporated. Scoop about 3 tablespoons of mix into each pie crust. Add cherry pie filling to the top.
  3. Chill the cheesecakes for at least 3 hours and then serve!

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.