Easy Pineapple Cheesecake

No Bake Cheesecake
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  • Total: 12 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8
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This easy pineapple cheesecake is prepared in a graham cracker crust in a springform pan. Even the crust is no-bake, which is perfect for hot summer days when you want to avoid the oven. 

The luscious pineapple cheesecake is a mixture of cream cheese, crushed pineapple, and whipped topping, and it is super easy to mix and chill in the graham cracker crust. Take this cheesecake to a cookout or potluck, or make it for a weekend dessert. It will be an instant hit!

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar (sifted)
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple (well drained)
  • 16 ounces whipped topping

How to Make It

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs with the granulated sugar and melted butter. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the crumbs in a small bowl and set aside. Press the remaining crumbs into the bottom of an 8 to 9-inch springform pan. Put the crust in the refrigerator to chill while you make the filling.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese with the confectioners' sugar until fluffy; add the crushed pineapple and blend well. Fold the whipped topping into the pineapple mixture.
  1. Spread the filling over the chilled crust and sprinkle with the reserved graham cracker crumbs; cover with plastic wrap and chill thoroughly before serving.

Makes 8 to 12 servings.

Tips and Variations

  • If you prefer a baked graham cracker crust, bake the crust in a preheated 350 F (180 C/Gas 4) oven for about 8 to 10 minutes. Chill before filling.
  • Add a 1 to 2 tablespoons of finely chopped pecans to the graham cracker bottom crust mixture.
  • Double the crust ingredients for a thicker bottom crust.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
343 Calories
21g Fat
37g Carbs
4g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)