The basic ingredients of any good no-bake cheesecake are graham cracker crust, a sweet lemon cheesecake, and lots of creamy and delicious homemade or commercial fruit topping. There is no reason to add more than that. A crust that is simply greased with butter or oil, baked on the griddle, and then finished with a sugary glaze is not a very appetizing dessert. A crust that has had some practice cracking so that it can be pulled off and eaten is still very much undercooked.
No-Bake cheesecakes are really very easy to make in the kitchen if you have the right flavor combination in the ingredients. If you don’t have any of those, you can easily substitute for them. Just remember that homemade lemon cheesecake will not hold up well in the fridge for several days, even though the manufacturer recommends putting the cake in the fridge overnight.
No-Bake Cheesecake Crust
When you’re looking for a good dessert recipe, look no further than one that uses graham cracker crust for the base of the desert. This crust is available at many supermarkets, and it is easy to make. All you need are some graham crackers, a prepared lemon cheesecake, and some prepared fruit topping. Put the pan on a hot grill and cook the crackers until they’re golden brown. Don’t overcook them because the secret of a good dessert is to keep it moist.
Next, use a pastry brush to apply a thin layer of cream cheese to the center of the graham cracker crust. You want to be sure that it is fully covered with cream cheese. In order to help the cheesecake bake properly, you’ll want to apply the warm, moistened jello jelly to the center. Start by sprinkling small amounts of chocolate chips into the center of the jelly. You don’t have to put too much chocolate in there because it will add excess moisture to the dessert.
Now it’s time to layer the lemon cheesecake with the other ingredients. Spoon the prepared fruit top into the graham cracker crust and smooth out the sides. Then put all of the cooled cake pieces into the refrigerator. This will allow the no-bake cheesecake to reach the correct temperature without melting.
Once the cheesecake is completely chilled, you can put it back onto the kitchen countertop. Using a wire rack, freeze the cheesecake for about two hours or until it is completely solid. Remove the frozen dessert from the refrigerator and let it thaw. You can also run the refrigerator door and stand the frozen piece on its side for a few minutes. Remove the frozen gelato and put it into a bowl of warm water to begin the cooling process.
Once the no-bake cheesecake has cooled sufficiently, remove it from the fridge and slice it into individual wedges. Brush the cooled slices with the remaining half of the lemon cheese. It is now time to assemble the components. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Bake the cheesecakes for the final five minutes or so in the oven. Once the timer rings, take each piece of the crust and turn it over so that it is flat and free of any jello. Then place each wedge on its own serving dish. You can then drizzle some additional lemon jello cheesecake mixture over the tops of the serving dish. You will have a no-bake lemon jello cheesecake dessert that is sure to be a huge hit at your next party!
Now for the filling. If you are using a store-bought cake mix, simply combine three parts of the cake mix into one part of the cool whip. Use a wire coffee grinder to grind the ingredients to a fine powder. Pour the cool whip into the middle of the cake, cover it with the plastic wrap and secure it with the plastic wrap. In order to make sure all the ingredients are mixed well, add about three to four tablespoons of the cool whip to the center of each half of the cake. Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting it.
For the lemon flavor, simply extract the lemon juice from the lemons and pour it over the cooled cheesecake. Once the lemon flavor has dissolved completely, you can simply drizzle the rest of the creamed topping over the cake and use a cookie cutter to cut the shape of the cheesecake. Place the cheesecake into an airtight container and refrigerate it until it is time to serve.
The no-bake cheesecake is perfect for any celebration, whether it is a birthday or anniversary, baby shower, or just a get-together with friends. No-bake cheesecakes can also be served at the end of a meal or at a sit-down dinner party when you have prepared a nice buffet for everyone to enjoy. Just be sure to keep it out of the fridge if it becomes too cold to handle.