No Bake Cheesecake!

Ok, so the title is a lie. I bake the crust, but the actual cheesecake is not baked.  When I was a kid, we got to choose the dessert we wanted on our birthday and this is what I always picked.  Now as an adult I can make it whenever I want!!!  Ok, so now I make it even less than once a year since I like to watch what I eat. Either way, here goes!

1.5 cups crushed graham crackers (I use a food processor)
3 TBS sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup melted butter

Mix the graham crackers, sugar and cinnamon well. Then add the butter and combine.  Use your hands (or whatever else you have around) to form the crust into a glass pie dish.  Stick in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes.  Take out and let cool before proceeding.  If you are really lazy you can buy a pre-made crust, but it does not taste as well.

8oz Cream Cheese (softened at room temperature)
1 can sweet and condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup lemon juice

In a mixer, combine the cream cheese, sweet and condensed milk and vanilla until well combined.  Scrape the sides throughout to make sure everything is mixing.  Add lemon juice and mix until combined.

Make sure crust is cool, then pour the mix in the pan and make it look pretty.  Put in fridge for at least 4 hours.  When serving you can put anything on top, but I usually choose canned cherries.


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