No-Bake Cheesecake Tart with Fresh Berries

No bake cheesecakes have been around forever. I remember a lot of recipes made with Cool Whip or sweetened condensed milk, served in a pre-made crumb shell and topped with those sticky-sweet canned cherries. Pretty predictable and not that impressive.

Well, here is my updated version of the no-bake cheesecake, adapted from Martha Stewart’s recipe in Everyday Food. This tart contains “real” ingredients – Greek yogurt, lemon zest, heavy cream, and fresh berries. It’s rich and creamy with flavors reminiscent of a New York-style cheesecake, but so much nicer to make on a hot day. It’s super easy and it’s pretty amazingly delicious, too.

Keep refrigerated until serving, then enjoy!

No Bake Cheesecake Tart with Fresh Berries

Servings 7



  • 8 oz. graham cracker crumbs (15 graham crackers finely crushed)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar


  • 16 oz. cream cheese (2 bars), softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon zest
  • 1 cup honey flavored Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • 2 cups assorted fresh berries


  • In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs with 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar and the melted butter. Mix to combine.
  • Press the crumbs evenly into the bottom and sides of a 9″ fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Set aside.
  • Place the cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer and blend on medium high for 2 minutes.
  • Place the cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer and blend on medium high for 2 minutes.
  • Add the lemon zest and Greek yogurt and mix until smooth. Remove the mixture to another bowl in order to whip the cream.
  • Wash and dry the mixing bowl.
  • Place the heavy cream in the the bowl of the electric mixer and whip until the cream forms stiff peaks.
  • Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and then pour it into the tart shell, mounding it slightly toward the middle.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or over night.
  • Remove the tart from the refrigerator.
  • Use a paring knife to gently loosen the crust from the rim of the pan, then gently lift out of the tart rim.
  • Scatter or arrange fresh berries on top, slice and serve.
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