Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ladyfinger Cheesecake

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas! I wanted to post this before Christmas in case anyone wanted to try the recipe, but there is still time for your New Year's dinner!  :)  Sometimes it is hard to find the ladyfingers so if that is the case, you could make it without using them and it still would be very yummy!!  Also, in the directions, it says to use the two crust mixes from both packages, but I find that is too much crust and I just use one of them. Save the other crust mix for another use, if you wish. I didn't use any pie filling on the top this time either but it is good with it, although as you can see, not necessary. This is so easy as you use the cheesecake mixes so doesn't take a lot of time to make. Hope you enjoy it!!

No Bake Ladyfinger Cheesecake

2 pkgs. (11 ozs. each) no-bake cheesecake mixes
2/3 cup butter or oleo, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 pkg. (3oz.) ladyfingers
1- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 cups milk, divided
12 oz. carton of cool whip, thawed
1 can raspberry, cherry, blueberry, or flavor of choice

Combine contents of crust mix pkgs, butter, & sugar. If you use just one, cut back on the butter & sugar.
Press into bottom of ungreased 10 inch springform pan. Arrange ladyfingers around edge of pan. In large bowl, beat cheese and 1/2 cup milk until smooth. Gradually beat in remaining milk. Add contents of filling mix pkgs., beat until smooth & beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Fold in cool whip. Pour over crust & smooth. Cover & refrigerate for at least one hour. Top with chosen pie filling if desired. Remove sides of pan before serving.   Makes 12 servings   Enjoy  and  "Happy New Year"!!!!!!