No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Crust.
  • 1. Grind graham crackers in food processor until fine.
  • 2. Mix in bowl with melted butter, sugar and salt.
  • 3. Press in the bottom of a spring form pan lined on the bottom with parchment paper.
  • 4. Refrigerate while making strawberry sauce and cheesecake.
  • Strawberry Sauce.
  • 1. Add chopped berries and sugar to a saucepan and cook over medium heat until berries are soft, about 10 minutes.
  • 2. Mash berries with a masher and stir in vanilla.
  • 3. Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl then stir into strawberry sauce.
  • 4. Continue to cook, stirring regularly, until sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • 5. Remove from heat and cool.
  • Cheesecake.
  • 1. Mix together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla.
  • 2. Stir in ½ cup of cooled strawberry sauce.
  • 3. Fold in cool whip.
  • 4. Add cheesecake mixture to spring form pan and refrigerate 2-3 hours.
  • 5. Remove from fridge and use knife heated with hot water to loosen up the sides. Open spring form pan.
  • 6. Decorate with remaining strawberry sauce (and extra whip cream, fresh strawberries, and graham cracker crumbs, if desired) either on full cake or individual slices.