Shirley's No-Bake Cheesecake (Aka Cheese Pie)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

I searched for a cheesecake like this one and couldn't duplicate it. This recipe is from my ex-mother-in-law, who has passed on. My children miss her very much (and her cooking). They have since gotten some of her recipes from their father's family, so I can make them at home. It's a way for them to remember their grandmother plus she was quite a baker.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer.
  2. Add sour cream and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  3. Gently fold in Cool Whip until incorporated.
  4. Spoon into graham cracker crust and smooth top.
  5. Sprinkle top lightly with cinnamon.
  6. Refrigerate for about 3 hours to firm up before serving.


Most Helpful

This is really good! My mother used to make this 30-40 years ago, and I still make it today. To dress it up I often top it with a good quality fruit pie filling - like cherry or blueberry.

Sweet PQ? August 29, 2009

I was craving cheesecake, and have no experience making one. This looked like a simple recipe. I have to admit, I didn't let it firm for the stated time before trying and it was absolutely yummy! It was better after it firmed but I just couldn't wait! Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe. I will make this often.

Heatherly October 02, 2007

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