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No Bake Cheesecake with Homemade Strawberry Topping Recipe

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The hardest part about this no bake cheesecake is waiting 8 hours for it to set.

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Servings: 10-12 Servings
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Ingredients

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  • Crust:
  • 8 oz (250 g) graham crackers (about 15)
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 stick (4 oz or 110 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 2 (8 oz each or 500 g) bars cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (65 g) sifted confectioners' sugar (first sifted and then measured)
  • 1 cup (250 g) Greek yogurt (full-fat)
  • 2 Sachets vanilla sugar, or 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (optional)
  • 3/4 cup (200 ml or 200 g) cold heavy cream, whipped
  • Topping:
  • 13-14 oz (375 g) fresh or frozen strawberries (if using frozen, don't unthaw)
  • 1/2 cup (110 g) granulated sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water

Directions

  1. For the crust, pulse the crackers in a food processor until finely ground (there should be about 2 cups). Then add 1 tablespoon sugar and melted butter, and pulse until combined. For those who don't have a food processor, place the crackers into a large freezer bag and gently crush them with a rolling pin. Press the crumbs at the bottom of a 10-inch (26 cm) springform pan, using the back of a spoon or the bottom of a flat-bottomed measuring cup, and about 1-1.5 inches (2.5-4 cm) up the sides of the pan. Set aside.
  2. For the filling, beat cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer set on high for 3 minutes until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar, Greek yogurt, vanilla, and cornstarch (if using), and beat until smooth. Fold in whipped heavy cream using a rubber spatula. Pour cream cheese mixture into crust and smooth top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 hours until firm (or overnight).
  3. For the topping, place strawberries, granulated sugar, cornstarch and water in a medium saucepan, and stir until the cornstarch has dissolved. Heat topping over medium-low heat, stirring constantly for 5 minutes until heated through (this prevents the sauce from clumping and burning). Then reduce heat to lowest setting and let cook for 10-15 minutes until it thickens. Remove from heat and let cool. Store in a container with lid.
  4. Serving: Spread strawberry topping on top of cheesecake. Carefully lift off the sides of the pan, cut into slices and enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 111g
Recipe makes 10 servings
Calories 180  
Calories from Fat 29 16%
Total Fat 3.29g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 4%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Potassium 135mg 4%
Total Carbs 35.41g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 5%
Sugars 19.51g 13%
Protein 2.82g 5%

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