This wonderfully delicious No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake is a breeze to make with raspberry preserves. A no-fuss winner!

slice of No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake on a pink and white plate

I use warmer days as an excuse to make more no-bake cheesecakes. Although, to be perfectly honest, I don’t need warmer weather to justify a near-constant craving for those cool, creamy desserts.

This No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake was born from a desire to make dessert from things I already had in my kitchen. Granted, I probably keep more baking ingredients on-hand than the average person, but if you bake frequently and believe your refrigerator is not complete without cream cheese and at least a few varieties of preserves, then you are very likely ready to start whipping up this cheesecake.

No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake on a milk glass stand

You know how I love to use preserves in baking, and this cheesecake is an excellent use of them. Once the filling is made, just dot the top with small dollops of preserves, and then use something small like a toothpick to swirl them into the filling. As much as I love the flavor here, don’t limit this recipe to raspberry preserves. Use whatever kind you like to suit your tastes.

You can also use any type of crunchy cookie for the crust. I like vanilla wafers or graham crackers in this recipe, but try shortbread or lemon or some other variety that sounds like a good flavor pair with your choice of preserves. And if you need some tips, be sure to read How to Make a Cookie Crumb Crust.

slices of No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake on pastel plates

This cheesecake is made in a 9-inch pie pan or tart pan. Either is perfectly fine, but I like to use a tart pan with a removable bottom. I not only prefer the appearance but I also like the simplicity of removing the entire cheesecake from the pan for serving and slicing. It makes things much easier and neater.

If you’re looking for an easy, no-fuss dessert that’s sure to please, you’ve found it in this No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake. I think you’ll love its simple preparation every bit as much as its amazing flavor!

Find more cheesecake recipes in the Recipe Index.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes

Sweet raspberry preserves add wonderful flavor to this No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake!

No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake on a milk glass stand

For the crust:

  • 1 & 3/4 cups (198g) vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons (70g) unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 16 ounces (454g) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (237ml) heavy cream
  • about 2 tablespoons raspberry preserves

Instructions

To make the crust:

  1. If baking the crust*, preheat oven to 350°F. Combine the cookie crumbs and butter until thoroughly combined. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a lightly greased 9-inch pie or tart pan.
  2. Place the pan in the refrigerator while you make the filling, or bake on a lined, rimmed baking sheet for 10 minutes then allow to cool completely.

To make the filling:

  1. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until thoroughly combined and smooth.
  2. Placed the cream in a separate bowl. Using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, whip the cream on high speed until soft peaks form.
  3. Fold about 1/3 of the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Then gently fold in the remaining whipped cream, mixing just until combined.
  4. Transfer the filling to the prepared crust, and spread evenly.
  5. Stir the preserves well to thin them a bit. (If your preserves have large pieces of fruit, remove those for best results.) Drop small portions of the preserves over the filling. Use a toothpick or thin knife to swirl into the filling. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

Notes

*Baking the crust it optional. I find that baking it makes it a bit sturdier and also enhances the flavor.

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No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake

No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake

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