This super quick and easy cheesecake will give you the texture and flavor you're looking for without a big investment in time and effort. It only requires a few simple ingredients, so it's best use the best quality items you can find. For best results, it's important that you use full-fat cream cheese and full-fat sweetened condensed milk. Use freshly squeezed lemon juice, too—the stuff from the fake lemons doesn't have enough acid. This cheesecake can be topped with any flavor of canned pie filling for a finishing touch or try fresh raspberries or strawberries. From start to serving time, it takes a little over an hour. The texture is perfectly light and fluffy, making it a great warm-weather dessert. Plus, you never even have to turn on the oven!
This is a soft-set cheesecake, so the finished product won't have the texture of a baked cheesecake if that's what you're looking for. If, in spite of everything, it doesn't set, simply freeze it. If you have time, make your own cookie crust. You can swap the standard graham crackers for gingersnaps or crispy chocolate cookies for a different flavor.
- 11 ounces full-fat cream cheese, softened
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust, or chocolate cookie pie crust