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