Lemon Cheesecake

No-Bake Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

These sunny days have me in a lemony state of mind, and that is evident from all the zesty treats coming out of my kitchen. This cheesecake is a recent favorite. It’s mild and creamy without a sharp note to be found. The citrus flavor shines through without a hint of bitterness. Even better? This cheesecake is no-bake which means no fussy water bath-baking.

No-Bake Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

Today, for our Bake This, Wear That! theme, we’ve got something else citrusy for your kitchen- a gorgeous lemon print Kate Spade apron! It’s the cutest thing, guys. The print is so happy, and if you flip the bottom of the apron up it has a cheat sheet of measure conversions. Plus the little note “If all else fails, call for takeout” makes me smile.

No-Bake Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

Do you wear an apron in the kitchen? I’m only a recent convert to apron-wearing as my usual baking uniform is a tee and yoga pants. I love this apron because it’s a real looker, which is good if you’re hosting and serving at a dinner party.  But it’s also utilitarian and that is important to me because I’m so hard on all my kitchen linens. I like that it has adjustable straps because I’m a shorty and most apron straps are miles long on me!

I love this apron so much I’m giving one away. Enter with the widget below!


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No-Bake Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

This contest is now closed – thanks to all who entered!

No-Bake Creamy Lemon Cheesecake
No-Bake Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

This cheesecake is one of the easiest I’ve ever made. I’m seriously considering it for our Easter dessert this year because it’s so creamy and light. I used shortbread crumbs for the crust because that’s what I had on hand (the Girl Scouts are out in full-force – Trefoils!) but you could use an equal amount of graham cracker crumbs in you prefer.

No-Bake Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

Heather Baird
Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature so they combine smoothly. Using cold milk or sour cream will cause the gelatin to solidify when you add it to the cream cheese mixture – and no one wants lumpy cheesecake! You can add a few drops of yellow food color to the batter to make it pretty, but it with taste just as delicious without it.
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Prep Time 20 mins
4 hours chill time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Equipment

  • 9-inch spring form pan

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup 130g shortbread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons 56g unsalted butter, melted

For the Filling:

  • 1/4 cup whole milk at room temperature
  • .25 ounce 1 envelope unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 24 ounces 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 ounces sour cream at room temperature
  • 1 can 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons lemon extract divided
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup 50g granulated sugar
  • 2 crumbled shortbread cookies for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • For the Crust: Stir together shortbread crumbs and melted butter until crumbs resemble wet sand. Press mixture evenly onto bottom of 9-inch spring form pan. Place in refrigerator while preparing filling.
  • For the Filling: Pour milk in small microwave-safe cup and sprinkle powdered gelatin evenly over surface. Set aside while you mix the rest of the filling ingredients.
  • Beat cream cheese in stand mixer fitted with whip attachment at medium speed until smooth. Beat in sour cream until well mixed. In a separate bowl stir together the condensed milk and lemon juice. The mixture will thicken slightly. Add this mixture to the cream cheese mixture. Stir in 3 teaspoons lemon extract; beat again.
  • Heat the gelatin in the microwave at 10 second intervals until liquid. Let cool slightly before gradually adding it to the cream cheese mixture. Beat well and then fold the batter over with a rubber spatula by hand several times to make sure all ingredients are combined.
  • Spoon batter into pan over crust and spread evenly. Cover and chill until set, about 4 hours. To serve, loosen cheesecake from sides of spring form pan using a small thin knife or offset spatula. Remove spring form collar.
  • For the whipped cream: Beat the heavy cream in an electric mixer with the whip attachment on high speed. When the mixture starts to thicken, gradually add the sugar. Add the remaining 1 teaspoons lemon extract. Beat until stiff peaks form. Pipe or spread the whipped cream over top of the cheesecake and sprinkle with shortbread crumbs. Store the cheesecake in the refrigerator.
Keyword lemon cheesecake filling, no bake cheesecake, powdered gelatin, shortbread crust, sweetened condensed milk
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Faith
Faith
4 years ago

I like using an apron but I have trouble finding one I like that's functional and easy to wash. If u have to iron an apron the answer is generally no. Lol

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
4 years ago
Reply to  Faith

Regarding the ironing – I'm right there with you.

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

I need to start wearing aprons. I have ended up with too many spots on my clothes while cooking after work!

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

I love aprons! I made couple by myself

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

I am a Baker and wear an apron at work. But, I have been on the search for a cute apron I can wear while at home, because I can get slightly messy 🙂

Amanda Kelly
Amanda Kelly
4 years ago

I love aprons but I always forget to throw one one…. by the time I remember, I am elbows deep in powdered sugar 😉

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

I love cute aprons, especially if they have pockets! This one definitely counts.

Shanawn
Shanawn
4 years ago

I don't usually, but I would wear that!! So cute!

Amber
Amber
4 years ago

I love aprons! I have a large collection of vintage ones, and this lemon print is adorable!

Angkrosnick
Angkrosnick
4 years ago

I have 2 aprons I wear off and on. When I am making pizza and especially on the holidays or parties.

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

I love no-bake cheese cakes so much, maybe because I have a sweet tooth and no many time…
I'm from C.A. and I would love to win that beautiful apron <3

Angelica
Angelica
4 years ago

I wear aprons all the time. I'm going to make this cheesecake today.

Samantha Tilmans
Samantha Tilmans
4 years ago

This cheesecake looks delicious! Also, my boyfriend loves lemon desserts, so it won't be hard to convince him I should make this.

As for aprons, I have a few and I remember to wear them occasionally. This one is really cute!

BookofMudora
BookofMudora
4 years ago

Two of my favorites: lemon and cheesecake. I'm going to try this recipe out at some point this week and I'm excited!

cardamonbraid
cardamonbraid
4 years ago

Aprons bring memories of the past, and comfort foods. One grandmother wore one as everyday clothing but the apron I remember most was the one my grandfather wore in the Firehouse kitchen when he and I would make what I called his crumby cake, yellow cake filled with bananas and 7 minute frosting that never came out right

Auntiepatch
Auntiepatch
4 years ago

I have two that I keep in the kitchen. The only time I use them is when I'm frying tacos!

Becky
Becky
4 years ago

I love aprons, but hardly wear them. My hips are too wide. LOL.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Love the apron! And I am SO making that cheesecake!

Heather
Heather
4 years ago

I love aprons but like many others I forget to wear one! Really must make it part of my baking routine… would save many a tshirt from icing sugar and cake batter!

Julianne McCahill
Julianne McCahill
4 years ago

I always do!!

Amanda Evett
Amanda Evett
4 years ago

I don't usually wear aprons but I'd wear this one!

Turner
Turner
4 years ago

Wearing an apron makes baking so much neater! I love the fresh, light, springy flavor of lemon and this apron is adorable.

Marta
Marta
4 years ago

I love wearing aprons, but I usually only wear them when I am baking, as I am a messy baker

Veganrocks
Veganrocks
4 years ago

I always wear an apron and have a collection!

Jordie
Jordie
4 years ago

I have aprons, but the issue is that when I'm excited to bake something, I always forget to put one on first. And I'm a MESSY baker, so I'm soon covered head to toe in flour. 🙁 But I love Kate Spade and lemons… maybe this one might change my mind?

Wise Ways
Wise Ways
4 years ago

I don't wear a apron when I bake but I should because I often get covered!. Your No Bake Cheesecake is making me drool!

Nia
Nia
4 years ago

I love aprons and I have a couple that I never wear. This lemon print might just change that.

lisa
lisa
4 years ago

I don't, but I really ought to wear one as I get in such a state!

mbmitchell
mbmitchell
4 years ago

I always wear an apron. Not wearing one ensures I will end up with stained clothing!

Isabel
Isabel
4 years ago

I do if I remember but sometimes I'm so excited to get the cake made so I can eat it haha that I forget. 😀

Natalie R
Natalie R
4 years ago

I do whenever I remember to grab it!! Really should be better about wearing it because I'm always covered in flour or batter after baking 🙂

Meg
Meg
4 years ago

I do wear cute aprons because I am a very messy cook!

Lisa S
Lisa S
4 years ago

I wear one when I remember!

Natalie
Natalie
4 years ago

I would wear one this cute!

Jenna
Jenna
4 years ago

What a beautiful apron! I love all of Kate Spade's home stuff 🙂

sarah
sarah
4 years ago

I used to wear an apron when cooking or washing dishes but when the strap broke I never got a replacement one.

Tracy Nixon
Tracy Nixon
4 years ago

Lovely recipe thanks! I always wear an apron when baking but have a habit of wiping my floury hands down the front so it always needs a wash afterwards!

Lorrie
Lorrie
4 years ago

I wear an apron when I remember. It certainly does save my shirts from wreckage! This cheesecake looks amazing!

Shanna
Shanna
4 years ago

Love lemon everything! ��

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

I try to wear an apron. Always fun to wear!

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

I always wear an apron, especially if working with lots of flour or dye. I have a super cute black apron with checkered black and white frills that I love.

Cindy
Cindy
4 years ago

APRONS ARE FUN TO WEAR AND I TRY TO WEAR ONE EVERYTIME I BAKE. THIS LEMON ONE IS HAPPY AND BRIGHT.

Peabody
Peabody
4 years ago

Love this. Lemon is always great all year long. And of course, you know I love me some Kate Spade.

Colleen
Colleen
4 years ago

I'm Always wearing an apron. There have been times when I have forgotten to take it off and have worn it to the store before. I do have a variety ; some new, some old, some 1/2 aprons and some full aprons and some I have made.

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

I don't usually wear but if it's so pretty I would love to!

Jaime
Jaime
4 years ago

I wear one if I'm baking for sure!

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

Love aprons because they remind me of my mom ❤

Karey
Karey
4 years ago

Yes, I wear an apron if I'm making alot of messy food. Otherwise, I cook without it.

Karenann S.
Karenann S.
4 years ago

Although I don't always wear an apron, I prefer to wear one. I've ruined way too many nice clothes with oil stains and the such, and I feel it is always better to wear one than not! Thank you for such a lovely giveaway opportunity!

Cairine
Cairine
4 years ago

I wear one when I remember to or if I'm wearing something I don't want dirtied. I'm more inclined to wear one for cooking rather than baking.

Canadian Megan
Canadian Megan
4 years ago

I don't wear an apron, but totally should…