Easy 5-Minute Almost Cheesecake Dessert

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a wonderful easy dessert and if you chill it overnight it's similar to a very creamy cheese cake but much easier and much quicker to make, you can whip this up in about 5 minutes, the ingredients may be easily be doubled and baked in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, see note on bottom --- serve this warm or cold, it will "ripen" in flavor have a cheesecake texture after it is chilled for 24 hours


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (oven rack set to lowest bottom position).
  2. Grease an 8 x 8-inch square baking dish.
  3. In the baking dish melt the butter inside the oven.
  4. Remove from oven; sprinkle the cracker crumbs in the melted butter, stir well; press on the bottom of the baking dish to form a crust.
  5. Bake the graham crust in a 350 degree oven for 7 minutes; remove and set aside.
  6. In a medium bowl, mix together the sweetened condensed milk, sour cream and lemon juice.
  7. Spread evenly over the crumb/crust.
  8. Spoon the pie filling evenly over the cream layer (don't worry if it sinks a bit, it will all bake together).
  9. Bake on lowest oven rack for 25-30 minutes, or until set (don't over bake).
  10. Serve warm or chill overnight (this will firm up and develop in flavor if left in the refrigerator overnight).
  11. ** This dessert is very good so you might want to consider doubling it -- this can be easily doubled and baked in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, double the canned pie filling too and bake it for just a couple minutes longer.
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5 5

I made this today with several changes to make suitable for our weight watchers diet. First of all, I omitted the crust, then used part greek yogurt and part light sour cream as well as fat-free sweetened condensed milk. I also added an egg as suggested by another user. I baked it plain like this and then topped with a homemade strawberry topping when serving. It was delicious and I'm sure will be even better tomorrow. Pretty amazing that it set up with no cream cheese. Thanks for posting!

5 5

Fantastic, so smooth, tasty & perfect texture. So easy & fast to assemble. I used canned apple pie filling & it was awesome. Thanks!

5 5

I made this for work potluck and it was a hit! Everyone raved about the "cheesecake". It will be my secret, especially since it is soooo easy!!!! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!