This No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Tart is super easy to make and perfect for summer. The base is crushed Nilla Wafers, the filling is a simple no bake cheesecake mixture, and the topping is macerated fresh strawberries.
By now you probably realize I adore no bake cheesecake. Well, let’s be honest here, I love any kind of cheesecake. During the hot summer months my go to dessert is always some kind of no bake cheesecake.
Strawberry just happens to be one of our favourites. My daughter’s boyfriend, who we refer to as boytoy, loves strawberries so it’s something I like to make for him when we have a big dinner.
He made me laugh my head off the other day. I proudly held up this beautiful strawberry tart and declared I made it just for him, he laughed and told me I made it for the blog. Okay, busted, but I made it for both reasons. I love my blog and I adore my daughter’s boyfriend. If your daughter is going to date you want to set high standards. This young man meets them all.
So this one is for boytoy, even though I ate most of it. I shared the first day, the second day all bets were off. My bad!
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- 2 cups mini nilla wafers crushed
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 8 ounces of cream cheese softened
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 2 cups strawberries chopped into small pieces
- 1 orange juiced
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Crush the nilla wafers in your food processor until the are the texture of graham crumbs.
Add the sugar and melted butter and pulse until mixed thoroughly.
Spray a 14 inch rectangular quiche pan, with a removable bottom, generously with non stick spray. Then spread the nilla mixture into the bottom. Use the flat edge of a honey dripper to tamp down the crust. They work great for things like this.
Set the pan aside.
Place your mixing bowl, beater and measuring cup in the freezer for about 10 minutes to get them cold. Then pour your heavy cream into the cold measuring cup to measure 1/2 cup. Pour that into your cold mixer bowl, and add the sugar. Beat on low speed initially, then increase speed to high and mix until the heavy cream turns into fluffy whipping cream.
In a separate bowl whip the cream cheese and vanilla together until the cream cheese is smooth and soft.
Scrape the cream cheese mixture into the whipping cream and mix until combined.
Smooth this mixture over the nilla crust evenly. Place in the fridge for a minimum of an hour, preferably up to 4 hours.
Chop up the berries into small pieces, smaller than chunks but bigger than a dice. Place them in a bowl.
Sprinkle sugar over top of the berries, then mix well with a spoon.
Juice the orange over top of the berries, mix again with a spoon.
Place in the fridge to let them soften for about an hour. You can macerate them for up to 4 hours, but not longer than that.
After the berries are macerated and soft you should drain off the excess liquid. Then scoop the berries over top of the cream cheese filling of the tart.
You can serve immediately, or place in the fridge for about an hour. Any more than that and the berries will discolour the cream cheese.
Serve with a big old summer lovin' smile.
Now you know why I gobbled up what was left of it the second day. I mean look at this gorgeous cheesecake. Pretty, delicious and no bake. I think I’m in love. With a cheesecake. Totally normal right.
Of course it’s normal. I love this cheesecake, and I’ll shout it from the rooftops if need be. I can never get enough strawberry cheesecake in my life. I could eat it every day. Many people think I do. But I don’t. I take the occasional day off to eat other things. Not often, but occasionally.
Make this. Invite me over. We’ll be best friends. Today is good for me. Call me. I’ll sit by the phone waiting. Impatiently.
If you’re looking for more No Bake Recipes follow me on Pinterest:
For more easy no bake dessert cravings:
Raspberry Fool, pictured above
Strawberry Shortcake No Bake Mini Cheesecakes, pictured above
Coconut Cream Cookie Stacks, pictured above
Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake Shots, pictured above
S’mores Dip, pictured above
So many recipes, so little time. All perfect for keeping your house cool in the summer, while keeping your belly happy too. I dig that no bake recipes free up my time for other things. My daughter is in University and is off for break from April until September. So if I can spend a little less time in the kitchen it means I can spend more time with her. Doing really important things. Like binge watching TV shows on Netflix.
Try this one out for your next family gathering. Make sure you invite me. We’re family, especially if there’s cheesecake involved.
Toodles and smoochies! xx