No Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecakes – Individual!

These no bake lemon berry cheesecakes are perfect for Mother’s Day (even if you have to make them yourself, moms — no baking involved!).

No Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecakes - get the easy dessert recipe on RachelCooks.com

Mother’s Day is coming up. A little birdie told me Ben and the kids are getting me a 7-day tropical spa getaway.

Oh wait, that’s not right.

I think it was more like a shower by myself without two toddlers barging in. I’ll happily take either scenario to be honest with you.

Truth be told, I’m not sure what Ben and the kids have up their sleeves for me. At this point, there are likely no plans, but if Ben actually has the day off and we get to spend the day together, I’ll be one happy lady.

Kids

If there is dessert involved, well that’s just icing on the cake. I’m excited to partner with Bonne Maman to bring you this fun and easy recipe to celebrate Mother’s Day.

No Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecakes - get the easy dessert recipe on RachelCooks.com

Truth is, being a mom is the best (and hardest) thing in the world. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

real life

Even in moments like this.

Now, point me to that spa vacation.

No Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecakes - get the easy dessert recipe on RachelCooks.com

And if we’re being honest about Mother’s Day, most moms are still working. Moms don’t get days off. Moms don’t get sick days. Moms get a lot of love, but not much time to themselves. So even if you’re making your own food on Mother’s Day, you can take comfort in these no bake lemon berry cheesecakes. They are really easy to make, and you don’t even have to turn on the oven. And if you really think ahead, you can make these the day before Mother’s Day (add toppings immediately before serving) and then you’ll have one less thing to do ON Mother’s Day. More time left to plan that spa vacation.

No Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecakes - get the easy dessert recipe on RachelCooks.com

If you haven’t figured it out yet, Bonne Maman Mixed Berries Preserves are playing the role of “mom” in this recipe. In other words, they’re multitasking and doing a great job at it. The preserves serve to sweeten the dessert as well as flavor it. Aside from the lemon sandwich cookie crust, there is no added sugar other than the jam. I’m keeping it easy for you!

I love Bonne Maman because of the ingredients they use. Bonne Maman Preserves are 100% all natural, no High Fructose Corn Syrup, no additives or color and Gluten-Free, Non-GMO and Kosher. Bam. What’s better than that?

No Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecakes - get the easy dessert recipe on RachelCooks.com

The lemon in this recipe gives that little bit of tartness to balance out the sweetness of the jam. This recipe is a refreshing spring time party for your tastebuds and will certainly become a family favorite (great for entertaining too!).

Enjoy! Because you really do deserve it.

Want more great no bake desserts like these lemon berry cheesecakes? Try these:

No Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecakes

These no bake lemon berry cheesecakes are perfect for Mother’s Day (even if you have to make them yourself, moms — no baking involved!).

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 20 lemon sandwich cookies (I used Oreo)
  • 2 packages (16 ounces) of cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup + 6 heaping teaspoons (about one 13-ounce jar) Bonne Maman Mixed Berries Preserves, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • whipped cream (optional, for topping)
  • fresh berries (optional, for topping)

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, blend sandwich cookies until mixture is entirely fine and coarse crumbs with no large pieces remaining. Mix in melted butter until combined.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, use an electric or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment to whip the cream cheese until it is smooth and creamy. Add cream, 3/4 cup Bonne Maman Mixed Berries Preserves, and lemon zest. Mix on low until combined and then increase speed to high and continue to mix until it is light and fluffy.
  3. In small serving dishes, add about 1/4 cup of crumbs to bottom of each dish, tap down gently to form a flat layer. Add a layer of the cream cheese mixture to each dish, using about half of the mixture and leaving half for the top layer. (I used a piping bag to make it a little neater). Spoon a heaping teaspoon of jam on top of cream cheese mixture and then top with remaining cream cheese mixture.
  4. Chill for at least an hour or until ready to serve.
  5. Serve topped with whipped cream and fresh berries if desired.
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Verdict: Holy smokes. Let’s just say I ate more than one of these.

Husband’s take: He loved these! And being a chocolate chip cookie guy, I was a little worried this might be too outside of the box for him, but he had no problem devouring them.

Changes I would make: None!

Difficulty: Easy!

 

No Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecakes - get the easy dessert recipe on RachelCooks.com

 

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34 comments

  1. These are seriously beautiful! Makes me so happy for spring :)

  2. I have to agree with you…there is nothing better than being a mom! Even on the hard and sick days…I love my kiddos! And I love these fun and easy cheesecakes! Perfect little treat to hide in the closet enjoying for a brief minute before someone else needs something, right? :-)

  3. This gorgeous dessert looks so light and springy, perfect for Mother’s Day. And your kiddos are just beautiful!

  4. yummy, easy, and I have the jars!

  5. Not only are these adorable, but I can already tell that I would devour one! (or two ;) ) Love the layer of jam in there!!

  6. This looks amazing and your pictures are INSANE! I’m glad yummed this one, can’t wait to try it! (PS- Cutest kids EVER!!)

  7. I have made this week some lemon cheesecake cookies, but these no bake cheesecakes are so cute, I may have to use the remaining cream cheese to make them!

  8. I LOVE Bonne Maman, I didn’t realize how much better it was than anything else until I tried something else. Never again :p These sounds great! I love how simple they are.

  9. Bonne Maman is the best! Being a huge fan of cheesecake, I am all over these no bake minis!

  10. Oh I just loved this post!!! The story, the dessert (just looks sooo pretty) it was a joy to read and look at!! I loved the honest photo because that is just everyday life (especially in my house)!! Great Job!!

  11. Those look delicious, and perfect for mother’s day! And they’re so pretty!

  12. This looks so good and no bake too! Perfect dessert for Mother’s day. Thank you for sharing

  13. Such cuties! Love the candid shot :) These look so creamy, dreamy, and AMAZING!

  14. ha!! Love the photo shoot :) I will and am, happily pinning these gorgeous photos to the BHG board!!

  15. Bonne Maman is so good. I just love these little cheesecakes in a jar. And those kiddos are pretty darn cute by the way. ;)

  16. Love how easy (and pretty) these little desserts are. And Bonne Maman is my favorite!

  17. Treasure those little kid years – somehow my bunny is about to graduate from COLLEGE in two weeks! Long days short years is 100% true. Sniffle. Meantime, this dessert looks like just the thing to comfort myself with. Why is it that things in jars taste so much better?

  18. I love Bonne Maman and we use their jams all the time! So amazing and flavorful. I totally love these cheesecakes, too!

  19. Rachel dear, you know what? You’re a genius. What a clever idea. Totally love it!!!

  20. I love all the layers in these parfaits!

  21. These are so so pretty! I love all the layers! They would be perfect for Mother’s Day!

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  24. my son likes strawberry very much, I’m sure he will like this dish. Thank for your sharing!!

  25. Look delicious. I ‘ll add this dish on the menu in the party with my family on weekend. My son like this!!

  26. Wow!! that looks really delicious. i’m sure my kids will love it :) thanks a lot

  27. I always try to find as much as way to make cheese cakes and this post is really really what I am looking for…Thank you, RACHEL GURK !

  28. Is the jam enough to sweeten the cream cheese mixture?

  29. Thank you, RACHEL GURK !!1 Awesome recipe.Just made it and fell in love with it instantly!! Great Job!

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