In the meantime, we have been doing a lot of grilling, crock pot cooking, and stove top cooking. I am sure when I get a functioning oven, I will be baking up a storm to make up for lost time.
I was going to have my parents over for dinner so I wanted to make a nice a desert, but what could I make that did not require a lot of baking and was something that I had never made for them before?! Then, I came across a recipe for no bake cheesecake, tweaked it a bit to cut out any of the bad stuff I could and tried to add some good stuff and perfection...
My plan was to make individual ones in martini glasses, but by the time the day came around, I was tired so I just broke down and bought a graham cracker crust. Next time, martini glasses for sure! Wouldn't that be the cutest presentation, ever?!
Here are all the ingredients I used..
- 1 graham cracker pie crust
- 8 oz package reduced fat cream cheese
- 1 tub of reduced fat whipped topping
- 1 bag frozen raspberries (fresh would be better, but they did not have any when I went)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 lemons (zest of 2)
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 2/3 Cup of Sugar
This recipe is so good, and was perfect for a cool summer night desert. The texture was a little different from a cheesecake, but it still had all the flavor, and tasted lighter. Next time, I will try switching out the raspberries for blueberries...YUM!
Thanks for reading! :)