Sunday, March 23, 2014

No Bake Cherry-Oreo Cheesecake [Guest Post]

I don't normally post on Sundays, but I have a very special guest post for you guys today! I am part of the SoCal Lady Bloggers and for this month we decided to do a blog swap where we basically guest post for another blogger based on what that person normally writes about. Today, I have Kirstin from SoCal Kids Outdoor Adventures posting an easy dessert recipe that is easy enough to replicate in a college dorm on a college budget! 


As a college student for 9 years, I had to get creative when cooking on a budget with limited tools.  I adapted several recipes to make tasty home-made dessert that satisfied my sweet-tooth.  

For about $15 and 15 minutes of prep, you can make this yummy Cherry-Oreo No Bake Cheese Cake.

Items Needed For Pie Filling:  

Step 1
  • 1 glass/pyrex 9 inch pie pan(DO NOT use metal pie pan!)
  • 1 (9 inch) crust or make your own using the below recipe
  • 1(8 ounce) cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. of lemon extract or 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1 egg
Step 2
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
Step 3 
  • 1 (21 ounce) can of fruit pie filling (we used cherry, but any will do)
  • (Optional) Oreo cookies to decorate the top
  • 1 cup of crushed Oreos (you can use any cookie/cracker crumbs)
  • 3 Tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of butter

Making the Crust:

Combine the crumbs, sugar and butter together in the glass pie pan.  Heat ingredients on high for 2 minutes until mixed well.  Press crust evenly into the pie pan and heat in microwave for 1 minute to set the crust.

Step 1:

Soften the cream cheese in the microwave (or let it sit out for room temperature) for 30 seconds.  Whisk the sugar, lemon and egg together and pour into the pie pan.  Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes.  Rotate the pan 1/2 way through.  

Step 2:

Combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla and whisk until fluffy.  Spread over the pie and microwave for 2 1/2 minutes rotating the pie pan 1/2 way through.  

Step 3:

Pour fruit pie filling over the pie, decorate with Oreo cookies and chill in the fridge for at least an hour to set.

Enjoy with your 4 closest friends or save it all for yourself.  


Kirstin Rowe is the Owner/Editor of SoCal Kids Outdoor Adventures, a blog dedicated to making parents lives a little easier by providing reviews for family friendly products, restaurants, events, activities, and recipes.  One of our main goals is to get families off the couch and doing fun things together, preferably outdoors.


  1. This looks SO GOOD. I can't even begin to describe it... I will definitely be trying this out very soon! xx, Elizabeth

  2. So this looks like the best thing EVER! I know what recipe I'll be trying soon ;)


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