Tuesday, July 15, 2008

No Bake Mini Cheesecakes



As promised, a no oven required recipe. The recipe is from Sherry Yard's Book Desserts By The Yard.... I have to say that I read this cookbook cover to cover. It is well written and very interesting. Sherry shares her career through several gorgeous desserts and personal stories.

In the book, Sherry's cheesecakes are topped with the tiniest wild strawberries. Seriously, I have never seen them anywhere except on magazine covers and in books. I even grew my own strawberries this year in the hopes of topping these cheesecakes with them. Alas, I suspect my strawberries were on the "juice" because they were gigantic.

Instead of the enormous strawberries, I went with rainier cherries. On the bright side, they matched the cupcake liner perfectly. Oh my, I almost forgot! The cheesecakes were divine. I ate four in one day. After the fourth one, I packed up the remaining cheesecakes. And then quickly, sent them to my neighbor because I really wanted to eat another four.

The cheesecakes were a practice run for my friend Shannon's Birthday next week. You see, she is a big fan of the no bake cheesecake. And I was hoping to find a recipe worthy of becoming her "birthday cake". I think, I may have found a winner.

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39 comments:

glamah16 said...

No w thats dangerous having all those cheesecakes around. I much prefer the cherry on top. I havent seen thse tiny wild berries yet.

kamailesfood said...

Mmm...I LOVE cheesecake! These are so cute! :) I love the fresh cherry on top.

Joy the Baker said...

These look like a winner! No oven and extra cherries, it's totally prefect for summer!

Katie said...

These sound amazing. I love the red blush on the cherries, so pretty. Your neighbours must love you will all the baked goodies you send their way.

Bunny said...

devine little treasures!! they look wonderful!

VeggieGirl said...

CUTEST. CHEESECAKES. EVER.

LyB said...

I love seeing the words "No Bake" at the beginning of a recipe these days! Your mini cheesecakes are so cute, and I bet they were delicious too!

dobetter said...

As always, darling photos of great desserts. Love the no bake cheesecake idea.

eatme_delicious said...

They look great topped with the Rainier cherries! I got this cookbook without having looked through it first and was actually disappointed with it. I haven't really been inspired to make anything from it yet.

Ivy said...

I love these, they are super adorable for summer-and the no bake aspect makes them even better. :)

L.E.R said...

These look so delicious! We have fraises des bois in the east of France where I have family--they're like tiny strawberries with a somewhat different, stronger, taste. When I was little, fraises des bois used to be my favorite ice cream flavor! I'm definitely trying these out soon...thanks for the recipe!

Carmen said...

yummi
I like it!!

Deborah said...

I love that cookbook, but I'm sad to say that I haven't made much from it. I need to change that, because these are adorable!

Grace said...

strawberries on steroids, eh? who's your dealer? ;)
all kidding aside, these look like perfect little nibbles and i could easily put away four, no doubt about it. :)

Mara said...

so cute, can you send me some steroidal strawberries please?? i am all about no bake as well, i will be watching your blog with wide eyes. we've had our share of heat waves in N.CA this year too!

Cakespy said...

Perfect for the summer, and so freakin' CUTE!!! I am in love with them!!

jasmine said...

My parents have that sort of cherry tree in the front garden. They had a neighbourhood cat who slept under the tree, scaring off the squirrels. Unfortunately, the cherry cat moved with its owners and left the poor tree defenseless...some were lost to squirrels, others were lost to a thing that slept in the front garden, but most were lost because they were allowed to overripen and burst...

sigh...

j

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I love that cookbook! Your cheesecakes look just right. You should never complain about gigantic strawberries. The cherry substitution worked out perfectly.

Ann said...

These are adorable! Funny, bc today I just made some individual little cakelets (baked) with 1 cherry in each of them! Great minds and all...

Stef said...

The cherries were a great idea! Love those cupcake liners too!

Hannah said...

Another beauty! If the wild strawberries are anything like the ones around here, then you're not missing out on much- Ours are "false strawberries", meaning they're tiny and adorable, but taste like absolutely nothing. I would much prefer cherries anyways!

Dhanggit said...

i love love no bake cheesecakes..i'll definitely save this recipe!! thanks for sharing they look really delicious

Patricia Scarpin said...

Gigi, these are so adorable!

April said...

Beautiful looking cheesecakes! I have this book and have read it cover to cover as well! Love it!

Peabody said...

No bake is the way to go this time of year. And with Rainiers too, nice.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

GiGi~ those look great! Now I am wondering why I even turned my oven on!

Kristin said...

YUM! I love those mini cheesecakes!

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ovenhaven said...

Those look soooo cute I feel almost guilty for not eating cheese. :P

eatandbehappy said...

These cupcakes are so cute! I have that book sitting by my bedside table, i'm always reading through it and tabbing desserts to make but haven't quite got to it so far. You've such a gorgeous blog, i'll be adding this one to my bookmarks :)

Nora B. said...

I would have given away these cheesecakes as well, they sound addictive! I'm sure that you friend will be thrilled when you make some for her birthday.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

I've been wanting to try these! They turned out so cute...I love the cherry on top!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

These are so so so freakin cute!!

Oh there are a few TJ Maxx's around me that look like a hurricane went down every aisle. Thankfully there is ONE single TJ Maxx that looks like the management team is keen on organizing!

Emily said...

Where did you get the cupcake liners? They are so cute!

Gigi said...

Emily,

The cupcakes liners are from the UK. I have a friend who sent me the cutest cupcake liners. This particular size is called fairy cake liners.

Maria said...

Oh wow looks like I've just found the perfect dessert to make for when my mother in law comes over on Saturday for lunch!! I have this book and I've not yet made anything from it (blush). These look gorgeous Gigi.

Maria
x

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I don't know what's cuter the cherries or those cupcake papers! Wonderful!

Stephanie said...

I think cherries make more sense anyway - strawberries would make more of a mess (especially when packed up).