I have had this recipe for a looooong time. About 14-15 years. I make it about twice a year because we love it. I would make it more, but it is very rich. Not good when you have been loosing weight. I have been, slower then when I started this weight loss journey, but that is to be expected, as I am eating more of the things I didn't eat in the beginning. I want to eat like I always will, not a diet, but a new way of eating. I have learned everything in moderation. If I deprive myself of something I become obsessed with it until I overdue it. SOOOOOO, if I want a piece of cheesecake, then I will eat a piece of cheesecake, but one piece. Not the whole cake. That being said, this is my cheesecake of choice....
No Bake Cheesecake
2 packages cream cheese, softened
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 carton cool whip (8 oz.)
1 9 inch graham cracker crust or homemade crust (recipe below)
1 can pie filling (21 oz.) (cherry, blueberry, mixed berry.... your favorite)
In a mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. About 5 minutes. Remove from mixer and fold in the whipping cream. Spoon into the crust. Top with the pie filling and refrigerate.
Homemade Graham Cracker Crust2 individual packages graham crackers (not boxes) finely crushed. I crushed them in my food processor. Once crushed, add 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 3 tablespoons melted butter. Mix well. Put this crust mixture into the pan of your choice. I used my 9 inch springform pan. Pat crust down well to form a nice tight crust. Throw in the fridge while you make the filling.