No Bake Lemon Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping

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No Bake Lemon Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping

Usually during Christmas and Easter time, I get emails from you asking what’s my  special menu. Because of my blog, people assume that I’ll be cooking up a feast for Christmas and Easter. Well, let me tell you a secret… most of the time, I hardly cook anything during festive season. Either we celebrate it with friends or we go out. I’ve this weird habit.. I dont like to cook during festive occasion, I just wanna enjoy the day without worrying about the menu!

The only exception to that, is I make something sweet, a cake or a dessert. It’s my back up plan, just in case somebody drops in to wish us. So this is what I made this year.

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It’s a very easy dessert to put together. It’s an ideal dessert, if you’re planning a party for a large group. You can whip up a fabulous looking and tasting dessert without much effort, sounds great, right? I got this recipe from my dear friend and neigbour Sonia. She made this dessert for us one Christmas and we both, Jose and myself were instant fans of this dessert!

I love these kind of recipes, where there is no cooking or baking involved. Just put together some wonderful ingredients and you are good to go!

Step by step pictures…

Add the melted butter to biscuit crumbs. Layer the serving dish with this crumb and butter mixture. Press it down using your fingers. Keep it aside…
Step 1

Dissolve the lemon jello in 2 cups of hot water. Stir well. Keep it aside. Combine cream cheese, thick cream, sugar and vanilla essence using a whisk…

Step 2Fold in the jello mix to the cheese mixture until it’s combined well. Pour this mixture over the crumb base. Refrigerate it till it sets, around 4-5 hrs. Spread the blueberry filling on top of the set dessert…

Step 3

 

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10-15
 
Ingredients
  • Lemon Jello – 3 packets of 85 gms each
  • Salted butter – 200 gms
  • Hot water – 2 cups
  • Digestive biscuit crumbs – 3 cups (refer notes)
  • Cream cheese – 325 gms (full fat or fat free, refer notes for substitute)
  • Thick cream – 750 ml (refer notes)
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Vanilla essence – 2 tsp
  • Blueberry topping/filling – 1 can of 595 gms
Instructions
  1. For the base
  2. Melt the butter. Add the melted butter to biscuit crumbs. Layer the serving dish with this crumb and butter mixture. Press it down using your fingers. Keep it aside.
  3. For the cheesecake
  4. Dissolve the lemon jello in 2 cups of hot water. Stir well. Keep it aside. Combine cream cheese, thick cream, sugar and vanilla essence using a whisk. Fold in the jello mix to the cheese mixture until it’s combined well. This mixture is liquidy.
  5. Pour this mixture over the crumb base. Refrigerate it till it sets, around 4-5 hrs. You can set it overnight also.
  6. Spread the blueberry filling on top of the set dessert.
Notes
If you are in India, you can use Amul cheese spread to make this. If you want to make cream cheese at home, please check out this link: http://www.tarladalal.com/Low-Fat-Cream-Cheese-3485r I used full fat Philadelphia cream cheese and KDD thick cream. You can set the cheesecake in a loose bottom cake tin or in individual bowls. Let it sit at room temp for 20 mins, before serving, otherwise the biscuit base will be hard. You will need three fourth of a 400 gms Digestive biscuit packet to get 3 cups of crumbs. You can use your fav flavour of jello, instead of lemon, and follow the same procedure. I used Amul butter. You can also use unsalted butter, but the slated butter will enhance the taste of the base. You can store it in the refrigerator for 5 days. Though I used thick cream for this, I think you can use whipping cream. Use 500 ml whipping cream and whip it, till soft peaks form. Mix together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla essence first. Then add the dissolved jello to this mix. Combine well. Fold the whipped cream to the cheese jello mixture in 2 batches and continue as per the rest of the recipe. Kindly note that, I haven’t yet tried it myself, but it’s based on my experiment with eggless mango cheesecake recipe.

 

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  • Chitz

    Wow.. This sounds very interesting.. Less pains & more gains :)

  • Chitz

    Wow.. This sounds very interesting.. Less pains & more gains :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Yes Chitz, its exactly less pains and more gains ;)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Yes Chitz, its exactly less pains and more gains ;)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Yes Chitz, its exactly less pains and more gains ;)

  • Sarika Benjamin

    Hi Maria! Thank you for posting such mouth watering recipes!! I have a question for you…In India( Chennai specially, that’s where I live) getting Cream Cheese is difficult & also an expensive affair…in that case what would be a good substitute for it? I have always shelved my plans of making a cheese cake due to this…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Sarika! You can use Amul cheese spread in recipes that calls for cream cheese. Anyways, I’ve updated the recipe with notes on how to make cream cheese at home, please check out the notes section.

      Hope it helps..

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Sarika Benjamin

        Thanks Maria for the speedy reply….this option does comfort me!!! I My shelved desire to bake a Cheese Cake has some hope…..will update you once I experiment. Take care.

      • Sarika Benjamin

        Thanks Maria for the speedy reply….this option does comfort me!!! I My shelved desire to bake a Cheese Cake has some hope…..will update you once I experiment. Take care.

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

          You are welcome dear :) Hope you get to experiment cheesecake sometime soon.

          Cheers
          Maria

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

          You are welcome dear :) Hope you get to experiment cheesecake sometime soon.

          Cheers
          Maria

  • Surekha

    Is the Blueberry topping readily available?

  • Surekha

    Is the Blueberry topping readily available?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Yes, it’s readily available.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Yes, it’s readily available.

  • http://www.facebook.com/riniaby Rini Abraham

    Wow Maria! This sounds superb! Will surely try it out now that my summer vacations are on! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/riniaby Rini Abraham

    Wow Maria! This sounds superb! Will surely try it out now that my summer vacations are on! :D

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Rini! I do hope you get to try it soon and like it too..
      Happy hols :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Rini! I do hope you get to try it soon and like it too..
      Happy hols :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Rini! I do hope you get to try it soon and like it too..
      Happy hols :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Reena

    Hi maria,

    i would like to know the lemon jello you have used is a pudding mix or a jelly mix.

    And your recipes are awesome. i have tried only a few, all came out good. thanks for your recipes.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Reena,

      I’ve used a jelly mix. Thanks for trying out the recipes. Nice to know that you liked them :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Tres Louis

    Hello

    This is more info on cream cheese available in India. we get Britannia cream cheese (Rs150/- for 180 gm), and Amul creami cheese spread (Rs 63 for 200 gm) Britannia is the best but amul is worth the price. I use both and so far my kids hv not said the difference.

    For whipping cream , we get Blue Bird Whipping cream powder (Rs 40 per pack) and follow instructions on pack. It is more likely available at Tata Star Bazaar.

    Hope it helps ..

    -Tres

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a lot Tres for sharing the details here. I’m sure it would be of great help to Indian readers :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Veena Sarachandran

    Hi Maria
    Jello means lemon jelly or gelatin and 3 packets means 3 tablespoons right .. Thanks veena

  • Smitha

    I tried this but was watery. Is it 750 ml or 250 ml heavy cream?