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No bake cheesecake

Postby Jac » Wed May 09, 2012 11:47 pm

This came from my former roommate.

1 8 oz bar cream cheese
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup lemon juice

Blend until thoroughly combined and chill in a pie shell until set. The filling won't harden when set, but will more like thick pudding. Top with whatever you desire and enjoy. Makes about six servings.
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Re: No bake cheesecake

Postby Elaura » Sun May 13, 2012 10:28 pm

I used this recipe with two boxes of nilla wafer crumbs for the crust. It was a little runny until it had been in the fridge overnight, but then it sliced like any cream pie. The crust was a little think, so next time I plan on doubling the filling recipe and using a larger cheesecake (springform) pan.

Using lime juice instead of lemon may give it more of a key lime pie taste.
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Re: No bake cheesecake

Postby neildarkstar » Sun May 13, 2012 11:53 pm

I tried this recipe tonight, and while it was good, I didn't get the cream cheese blended well enough. It came out a weird gritty texture. Much more blending next time. :D

Maybe I shoulda downloaded Blender first...
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Re: No bake cheesecake

Postby Jac » Mon May 14, 2012 9:39 am

We put it into a food processor and pulsed it until it was fully blended, Neil. We also used neufchatel cheese, which might help with the texture next time. :biggrin:
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Re: No bake cheesecake

Postby Elaura » Mon May 14, 2012 5:44 pm

Gritty? Odd. Is it possible your sweetened condensed milk was old? What settles on the bottom of the can does get a little gritty over time, I think it's the sugar crystallizing. We blended ours in a food processor; it's possible the heat from the friction dissolved any sugar crystals . . . I don't know.
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Re: No bake cheesecake

Postby neildarkstar » Mon May 14, 2012 6:48 pm

I just bought the can of sweetened milk for trying this, so i hadn't had it long... Who knows about the store, eh? I destroyed our blender making smoothies a while back, so I used an electric mixer. It seemed like there were little undissolved clumps of cream cheese, and if you bit into a bit of grit you would get strong cream cheese flavor.
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Re: No bake cheesecake

Postby Elaura » Mon May 14, 2012 9:38 pm

Ew, gritty cream cheese? That doesn't sound appetizing at all. Definitely go with the Neufch√Ętel. We even used the "1/3 less fat than regular" version and it was really creamy and really yummy.

gritty cheese should be banned by the Geneva Convention.
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Re: No bake cheesecake

Postby Jac » Mon May 14, 2012 11:46 pm

Elaura also broke up the bars before she processed them, but more blending should help. If you're using a blender, make sure to pulse it so the motor isn't cooking any of your ingredients.
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