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The Best No Bake Cheesecake Pie

No baking required and the outcome is a beautiful and delicious gourmet dessert! Made with a short list of ingredients and no bake time, The Best No Bake Cheesecake Pie is a refreshing summer dessert starting with a crunchy and four ingredient graham cracker crust and filled with a super smooth and silky whipped cheesecake filling.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Rest Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 255kcal


Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 ½ Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 8 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter Melted

No Bake Cheesecake

  • 1 ¼ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 24 Ounces Cream Cheese (three 8 oz packages) Room Temperature
  • ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest
  • 1 Cup Fresh Strawberries Garnish


Prepare the Graham Cracker Crust

  • Prepare the pie dish or pan: using a paper towel or pastry brush, spread a small amount of softened butter to coat the bottom and side of the baking dish (this will ensure the crust does not stick to the bottom)
  • In a medium bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs, light brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter and mix until fully combined
  • Pour the graham cracker crust into a 9 inch pie dish or pie pan and press the crust to take the shape of the pan. (Use a small glass or measuring cup to pack the crust in tightly)
  • Refrigerate the crust while you prepare the No Bake Cheesecake Filling

Prepare the No Bake Cheesecake Filling

  • In a mixing bowl with whisk attachment, whisk the heavy cream until stiff peaks form; transfer the fresh whipped cream to a medium bowl and set aside
  • In a mixing bowl with paddle attachment, combine the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, sour cream and lemon zest; cream together until light and fluffly
  • Fold the cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream and gently mix until all ingredients are combined and the filling is smooth
  • Pour the cheesecake filling into the prepared graham cracker crust and refrigerate for 2 hour to allow the cheescake filling to set
  • Garnish the No Bake Cheesecake with sliced fresh strawberries and refrigerate until ready to serve!


  • Make sure that your cream cheese is at room temperature before you start mixing. This will ensure that your filling is nice and smooth and fluffy!
  • Whipped cream is the thickener that holds this pie together and needs to be whipped to stiff peaks!
  • For easy and a clean slice of pie, freeze the pie for about 20 minutes before you are ready to serve it and the slices will come out nice and neat!


Serving: 12g | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 631IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
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