Saturday, August 6, 2011

No-Bake Apricot Cheesecake


Here is another quick and easy dessert that doesn't require baking (it's still hot here!) and it's great for the kids to help out in the kitchen.  My daughter pretty much made the entire recipe by herself and it was great quality time together!  One nice thing about this recipe is that you can swap out the apricot preserves for whatever flavor you prefer.



Ingredients are as follows:

Crust:
1 ¾ C graham cracker crumbs 
½ C butter, melted

Filling:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla

½ C apricot preserves

Directions:

Grease a 9" springform pan; set aside.


Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter together until combined.


 Press into prepared pan and set aside.


Beat the cream cheese, milk and vanilla together until smooth.


Pour into prepared crust.  


Heat preserves in microwave for one minute then swirl into batter.


Place in the refrigerator for a few hours (or overnight) to set up.

Slice, serve and enjoy!




24 comments:

  1. This looks really good. I'm gonna have to try it! Thanks for sharing:)

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  2. No-bake cheesecakes are my favorite kinds of cheesecake. This one looks really delicious! Your daughter did a great job! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  3. Oh, this looks delicious! I've never had an apricot cheesecake, but I think that's something that needs to change soon! Yum! Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  4. lovely recipe and great photos and instructions. Thank you for linking up to Tea Party Tuesday!!

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  5. Oh YUMMY! Thanks for the "not hot kitchen" recipe! :)

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  6. This looks great! Thanks so much for sharing it at Savory Sunday!! Have a great week!

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  7. This looks so great and so easy. Your daughter did a beautiful job. Perfect cheesecake for those hot days when we can't turn on the oven. Thank you for linking up at Joy of Desserts. :-)

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  8. nobody in my house likes appricot but me- why do appricots get such a bad wrap?

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  9. Love your blog...your photos...your recipes!! I've tried many of them. ALWAYS awesome~

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  10. looks so good....I love apricots!

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  11. This post made me smile. Thanks for inspiring me and many others to even attempt this feat. Really appreciate that you linked up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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  12. What a GREAT recipe! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this and other recipes with us! :)
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  13. This is tempting me. I am an apricot fan and would not change the flavor, at least the first time, I made it.

    Come on over and link this to Let's Do Brunch. This is a perfect dish for a Brunch spread.

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  14. Yum! I always have extra apricot preserves lying around!

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  15. We used to put apricot preserves on vanilla ice cream when I was a kid...this pie looks great!

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  16. Just what I have been looking for....can't wait to try it:)

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  17. What a great recipe for a cool delicious no bake cheesecake. I love the addition of the apricot's.Hope you are going to have a wonderful week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  18. Lisa! This looks incredible! Will you please link it to the partay! http://notyourordinaryrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-post_11.html
    Hope you're having a fabulous Friday!

    http://www.homesandbabies.com
    http://notyourordinaryrecipes.blogspot.com

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  19. oh my goodness this looks incredible!!

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  20. Thank you!! Seriously, I'm making this next week. Yum! And I love the strawberry shortbread trifle too... hmm? Which one should I tackle?

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  21. I am loving all the no-bake desserts right now....this look so delicious.

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Foodie Wednesday. hope to see you there this week as well.

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  22. I am an apricot fan and of course, I like cheesecake so how could your recipe not be featured?

    Come and visit us and your featured recipe. Bring more food.

    Thanks for sharing. We appreciate your support.

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  23. This looks yummy! We are having a family BBQ with my in-laws this weekend and I am in charge of dessert. I think this will be perfect. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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  24. This looks wonderful and it won't heat up my kitchen! I love how you post the photos with the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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