Monday, January 19, 2015

Quick & Easy Cheesecake


It doesn't get any easier than this!

Just a few simple ingredients whipped up together.

Pour into a purchased crumb crust or make your own.  You can purchase pre- made gluten free crumb crust now too…HOORAY!

 It takes less than an hour in the oven.

Chill and serve!


My husband who has very little interest in cooking has made this one solo at the fire station several times.

Quick & Easy Cheesecake                    Serves 6-8 depending on how it's sliced.

Crumb crust -  purchased or homemade.

Homemade Crumb Crust            Makes one 8 or 9" crust

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, gluten free if needed.
1/4 cup sugar
6 Tbsp butter or non-dairy substitute, melted.

In a small mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar.
Pour in melted butter or non-dairy substitute and mix well. I like to use a fork.
Press mixture firmly on the bottom and sides of pie plate.
Set aside.

Cheesecake Filling
2 (8oz) packages cream cheese, regular or light, softened. I used regular in this recipe.  A non-dairy cream cheese works as well for dairy free diets.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350.
In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese to a creamy consistency. Add sugar and mix well.
Add vanilla and eggs. Mix well.
Pour into prepared graham cracker crust.
Bake for 30-40 minutes. Check after 30 minutes, center will spring back when gently touched. It will be almost set.  Cool on a wire rack. Chill about 3 hours before serving.

Make it gorgeous and top each slice with some fresh fruit.


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