If you’re in the mood for cheesecake but don’t have the patience for a long bake time, try one of these easy no-bake recipes. Traditionally, a cheesecake is baked at a low temperature in a pan of simmering water to get that dense yet silky smooth texture. But you can take a few shortcuts and make a dessert that’s just as rich and creamy. Take your pick from a classic vanilla cheesecake or try something different—we have recipes for no-bake cheesecakes flavored with Key lime, strawberry, blueberry, and more.
One note about “no-bake” cheesecakes: in some cases, the crust does need to spend a few minutes in the oven. But the filling does not need to be baked—it just needs time to chill in the refrigerator to set.