No Bake Lemon Cheesecake


No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

This lemon cheesecake recipe is rich and creamy, and needs just 6 ingredients to make! It makes a fabulous no bake dessert recipe.


1 8-inch pie crust * See notes

2 1/2 cups cream cheese softened

1 cup powdered sugar

1 1/4 cups heavy cream

1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon lemon juice

1-2 drops yellow food coloring optional

1 cup lemon curd optional


Prepare your cheesecake crust and refrigerate until ready to fill.

In a mixing bowl with a beater attached, add your softened cream cheese and powdered sugar, and beat until smooth. Add the double cream, lemon juice, and yellow food coloring and beat until smooth and thick. 

Transfer the mixture onto the prepared pie crust. Refrigerate overnight.

Remove from the refrigerator and if desired, top with a thick layer of lemon curd.


* Either a homemade crust or store bought one.

TO STORE: Cheesecake softens when left at room temperature. You must keep the cheesecake stored in the refrigerator, covered. It will remain fresh for up to 2 weeks. If you prefer a creamier cheesecake, let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, before enjoying it.

TO FREEZE: Place lemon cheesecake slices in a shallow container and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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