We’re heading into the long 4th of July weekend and what better way to eat the fresh local berries I last blogged about that on a festive, No-Cook Cheesecake (read: no need to turn on the oven!) decorated with festive fruit? This cheescake is easy and tasty, and will decorate your table with a festive look!
Fourth of July No-Cook Cheesecake
1 premade Graham Cracker pie crust
8 ounces Graham Crackers, Vanilla Wafers or other similar cookie
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup skim milk
1/4 cup sour cream
1 envelope gelatin
1/2 cup sugar
2 - 8 ounce packages reduced fat cream cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons honey
If making your own crust, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Crumble the Graham Crackers or Vanilla Wafers either in a large zip storage bag or a food processor. Pour into a springform or pie pan and mix in butter and oil. Press into the bottom and sides (if using a springform, it will only need to come up about an inch or so) of the pan.
Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool.
In a medium saucepan, heat the milk, sour cream and gelatin over medium low heat until the gelatin melts. Be sure to stir regularly with a whisk.
In a medium bowl, whisk the egg and sugar together until well incorporated. Add the egg mixture to the milk and bring to a boil. Remove from heat immediately and add the cream cheese, vanilla and honey until the cream cheese is melted and the mixture is creamy.
Pour the cream cheese into the pan and refrigerate, at least 3 hours, or overnight. Top with seasonal fruit.
Happy Independence Day!