No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears

My Favourite Cakes

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_2589I love Cheese Cakes but the process of mixing, baking, letting them cool down slowly, in the oven, for several hours can sometimes take up too much time and energy so I decided to look for a no-bake Cheese Cake and found one I used to make several years ago. It’s so easy to make, and tastes fabulous too.

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_2600This is not a skinny dessert. The main ingredients are cream cheese, 35% whipping cream, sugar and gelatine. If you’re looking for a rich dessert, this is it, but if you want something more lean, and healthy then just admire the photos and pass.

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_2597I wish you a wonderful week!

For the Base

  • 150g (1½ cups) Graham crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 100g butter melted

For the Cheese Cake

  • 10ml (2 teaspoons) gelatin
  • 45ml (3 tablespoons) water
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 60g (¼ cup) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ⅔ cup cream
  • Small can pear halves, drained and sliced
  • Fresh fruit to garnish the cake

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_3456Brush a 7 inch springform tin (pan) with melted butter or oil. Combine all ingredients for the base and mix well. Press mixture firmly onto base and sides of prepared tin. Refrigerate 20 minutes. Dissolve gelatine as per instructions.

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_3451Beat cream cheese with a hand mixer until soft. Add sugar and beat for three minutes, then add lemon juice and beat until blended.

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_3452Mix dissolved gelatine with some cream cheese mixture and beat back into it.

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_3459Whip cream until soft peaks form.

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_3462Fold the whipped cream, gently, into cream cheese mixture.

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_3463This is the consistency of the final mixture

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_3466Arrange pear slices in the base of crust. Spoon half the mixture onto the pear slices, then top with another layer of pear slices. Spoon remaining mixture on top of pear slices, smoothen the top and chill three hours or overnight.

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_3468I put too much crumb on the sides so I had to slice it off (LOL)

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_2587Decorate with fresh fruits. .

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_2591Serve

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_3481The cake was absolutely delicious

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears

Preparation time: 30 minutes; Chilling time: 3 hours; Serves: 8

Original Recipe from Family Circle

Ingredients For the Base

  • 150g (1½ cups) Graham crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 100g butter melted

For the Cheese Cake

  • 10ml (2 teaspoons) gelatin
  • 45ml (3 tablespoons) water
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 60g (¼ cup) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ⅔ cup cream
  • Small can pear halves, drained and sliced
  • Fresh fruit to garnish the cake

Instructions:

  1. Brush a 7 inch springform tin (pan) with melted butter or oil. Combine all ingredients for the base and mix well. Press mixture firmly onto base and sides of prepared tin. Refrigerate 20 minutes.
  2. How to dissolve gelatin: place the 3 tablespoons water in a small heatproof bowl. Sprinkle gelatin, evenly on the water surface and set aside for about 5 minutes until it becomes spongy. Stand the bowl with gelatin in a container with hot water and stir until the gelatin dissolves. Allow to cool slightly then use.
  3. Beat cream cheese with a hand mixer until soft. Add sugar and beat for three minutes, then add lemon juice and beat until blended. Mix dissolved gelatin with some cream cheese mixture and beat back into it.
  4. Whip cream until soft peaks form. Fold the whipped cream, gently, into cream cheese mixture.
  5. Arrange pear slices in the base of crust. Spoon half the mixture onto the pear slices, then top with another layer of pear slices. Spoon remaining mixture on top of pear slices, smoothen the top and chill three hours or overnight. Decorate with fresh fruits. Serve.

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42 thoughts on “No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears

  1. Wow, this looks so creamy! I can’t believe it is a no bake cheesecake. It doesn’t bother me at all that it is not low calorie!:) It looks totally worth the calories!

    1. Hi Rosa!
      Oh it’s a no bake one so you just chill it until it sets, that why I particularly like it. Thanks and enjoy the weekend!
      Liz

  2. I wondered what that slice was in the middle, now I know. Looks so delicious. I’m with you Liz, quick and easy wins in my household. Pears….you always surprise me with a little twist to your recipes. I like that. I am working my way backwards on your posts right now. Way to go…..

    1. Hi Sandy,
      The slice in the middle is pears and I bet it can be substituted with other fruits. The cake is simple but nice. I enjoyed it. I wish you a fabulous week, Sandy. thanks so much for your support!
      Liz

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