Favorite Ladyfinger Cheesecake Recipe
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Favorite Ladyfinger Cheesecake Recipe

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Raspberry or cherry pie filling gives a festive appearance to this rich no-bake cheesecake that's perfect for Valentine's Day. "This elegant-looking dessert makes a dramatic presentation," writes Irene Pitzer of Nashville, Tennessee. "Get ready to share the recipe."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 packages (11.1 ounces each) no-bake cheesecake mix
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3 ounces) ladyfingers (25 cookies)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups cold 2% milk, divided
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 can (21 ounces) raspberry pie filling or flavor of your choice

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 529 calories, 26g fat (17g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 439mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the contents of crust mix from both packages, butter and sugar. Press onto the bottom of an ungreased 10-in. springform pan. Arrange ladyfingers around edge of pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup milk until smooth. Gradually beat in remaining milk. Add contents of filling mix from both packages; beat until smooth. Beat on medium for 3 minutes. Fold in whipped topping.
  3. Pour over crust. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Top with pie filling. Remove sides of pan before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Ladyfinger Cheesecake in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p46

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justclapp User ID: 3129402 90853
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"I have made this recipe numerous times and it always impresses my guests. I can't find lady fingers so I used nilla wafers. Can't get over how easy this is and looks like it is difficult to make."

jennifergarnett User ID: 6068875 74042
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"Wow, everyone loved this cake. I could not find lady fingers so I used Milano Double chocolate cookies. They fit perfect. Also, I crumbled up half a bag of the cookies on top of the crust and filled in the spaces at the bottom. I added half a cup of brown sugar with the first 1/2 cp of milk and beat it for about 5 minutes. My husband was so impressed."

cdpeffer User ID: 985984 38413
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"I love this recipe. I've made it tons of times. I change out toppings as needed. It's nice for summer when its' too hot to turn on the oven but you still want a nice dense homemade tasting cheesecake. Presents beautifully for parties and gatherings as well"

spgcollins User ID: 4573734 38384
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"I have been making this cheesecake for years and it is always the first dessert to go. I even take orders for it during Christmas."

mrsjean User ID: 4214412 67135
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"This recipe was a hit at our annual dessert auction at church. I will definitely make this again. easy to make, but looks like you fussed."

jab23 User ID: 4529035 31627
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"Absolutely delicious! It came out perfect and I did not change a thing."

HAPPY2CU User ID: 623354 76073
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2010

"I have made this several times and it always is a crowd pleaser. So easy and so yummy."

[email protected] User ID: 1073288 31625
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2010

"I made this for my birthday and it was fantastic! Not only did it look great, but it tasted good too."

laurieb123 User ID: 3341383 37613
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"Wow! This was excellent and sooo easy to make too. It looked so fancy and impressive! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe, Irene"

mike502 User ID: 4335208 67133
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"A delightful cheescake recipe. Finding ladyfingers was very difficult for me, so I used shortbread cookies instead. They worked fine and happened to just match a cheesecake serving size. Also, found that using about 4 tablespoons of butter in the crust worked great instead of 2/3's cup of butter. Try this recipe whether or not you try my changes."

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