Ginger Cookie Crusted No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake
Ginger Cookie Crusted No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake is as simple as it is fabulous. No fuss with baking and worrying about the top cracking. The crust is super easy with using Nairn’s ginger stem cookies and butter. It pairs gorgeously with the creamy dreamy lemon filling. Nairn’s is a brand that I trust and enjoy. They offer two great oat crackers and three delicious cookies to choose from here in Canada. Come down to the bottom of the post to enter our giveaway for lots of Nairn’s products and a cute Pippa bag!
Nairn’s products are made with whole grain oats that slowly release energy, making them a healthier alternative for the whole family. I feel good in offering these to my family.
This is honestly one of the simpliest desserts I have ever made but it sure doesn’t look like it. It would be a luscious offering for the Easter table either at a brunch or a dinner.
Nairn’s biscuits are a household treasure here. My favorite are the stem ginger oat biscuits that I used today for the crust. A couple of ginger stem biscuits and a cup of tea is a cherished treat that can be had at anytime. They only have 44 calories each but are bursting with flavor. The biscuits are wholesome and tasty made with whole grain oats. They also contain 40% less sugar than the average biscuit.
Amber’s favorite are the Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Biscuits. I like that they are individually wrapped into packages of 5 biscuits. Perfect for a lunch box.
The third biscuit that is available in Canada is Mixed Berries Oat Cookies. These cookies also have the same great benefits and are full of cranberries and bursting with raspberry flavor too.
Making a crust from Nairns’ ginger stem cookies was so easy and added in so much flavor to this scrumptious dessert. The cookie crust also stood up well to slicing and serving and made a pretty edge to this delightful cake.
Because of the simplicity I am not sure I will bake a cheesecake again. This no-bake recipe sure fits the bill for ease for me. It is a recipe that all your friends and family will love.
Ginger Cookie Crusted No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake
Ginger Cookie Crusted No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake will have you making this again and again for its' ease as well as wonderful flavors.
Ginger Cookie Crust
- 1 1/2 pkg. (30 cookies) Nairn's Ginger Stem Oat Cookies
- 10 Tbsp. butter (I used salted but you can also use unsalted), melted
- 2-8 oz. ligh cream cheese packages, room temperature
- 1-5 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- Juice from a lemon and zest (1/4 cup juice)
- 1 cup lemon yogurt
- 1 pkg. (7 gm.) gelatin
- 1/2 cup sweetened whipped cream for decoration (1/2 cup whipping cream with 1-2 Tbsp. fine sugar)
- Lemon slices for decoration
- Place ginger stem cookies in a sealable bag and crush with a mallet or rolling pin. Pour into a medium bowl and add the melted butter. Press into a 9" springform pan spreading them about 1 1/2"-2" up the sides also. Place in the freezer while you make the filling.
- Sprinkle the gelatin over the lemon juice in a small microwave proof bowl and let stand for 5 min.
- In a standup mixer with a paddle attachment or using a hand held mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the condensed milk a little at a time and scrape down the side as necessary.
- Microwave the lemon and gelatin for 30 seconds to dissolve. Beat into the cream cheese. Beat in the yogurt and zest.
- Pour into the chilled crust and smooth top with a spatula. Cover with plastic wrap and let set and chill for 3 hours.
- When ready to serve, whip cream and sweeten with sugar. Decorate as desired and add lemon slice.
Here is our giveaway for Nairn’s Oat Crackers. You will receive a prize pack of crackers and cookies plus one of these gorgeous Pippa bags. All from Edinburgh, Scotland! They generously sent me two bags, one for Amber and one for me. They are adorable and surprisingly hold a lot.
Giveaway available to Canada only. A random draw will be held on April 9th at 12:00am, which at that time a random winner will be chosen. The winner will have 48 hours to respond by email or another winner will be selected. Good luck everyone!
Comments & Reviews
I’d try which ever cracker/biscuit is gluten free
Shelley Pringle says
Hi Jill, All Nairn’s biscuits are wheat free – but the Gluten Free family is made with wheat grown in a designated wheat free area, is produced in a wheat free facility, and inspected regularly to ensure a wheat free product. The Gluten Free lines are also certified by the Canadian Celiac Association.
For more information please contact TFB customer service at [email protected]. TFB is the company that distributes the product in Canada.
Shelley, PR Manager, Nairn’s Canada
Tara Noland says
Thank you so much Shelley for this information!
Dee Bee says
I would try the lemon…will have to see if my local grocery store carries them. The photos of your cheesecake recipe looks divine!
robin Rue says
Oh wow, that sounds so good. I love cheesecake SO MUCH.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That sounds so good! This has to be one of the best looking no bake recipes I’ve seen. I want to eat it all. ALL!
Elizabeth Neas says
These cookies sound awesome. I’m going to ask my daughter to look for them, the next time she goes to Canada. If she can find them, I’m going to have her get a dozen packages of each! Your cheesecake looks awesome!
Heather @ Kraus House Mom says
This looks delicious. I love cheesecake and lemon, this would be perfect for me.
Reesa Lewandowski says
OH my look at that crust!!!! This must be absolutely delicious!!
My husband’s favorite dessert is cheesecake so I need to find this. I really like the idea of that crust. It really looks so good. I wish I could eat right of the screen.
Jeni Hawkins says
Cheesecake is definitely one of my weaknesses. This looks super amazing!
Ann Bacciaglia says
This looks so delicious I love no bake recipes. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make this for dessert this week.
The Ninja Baker says
Dark chocolate chip cookies please!!! And thank you for the keeper recipe =)
I adore cheesecake and I can almost taste the lemon and ginger together. Yum. I’ve never heard of this company but I’ll have to look into them. The flavors sound awesome.
This looks absolutely delicious and I love Nairn’s cookies. I’ll have to pick up some when I am out next.
Claudia Krusch says
It sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try your recipe! It looks sooooo good!
I am on a cheesecake kick right now. Like ALL the cheesecakes. Adding these ingredients to my shopping list for tomorrow because yum!
Chelley @ A is For Adelaide says
This sounds so good!!! My daughters are always trying to come up with different things to make! I am printing to try during our snowstorm!
Dawn McAlexander says
We made one of these cheesecakes a couple weeks back. It was delicious. It didn’t make it even 24 hours in our house. We had it devoured before the end of the evening. That is one tasty cheesecake.
Jenna Wood says
No bake is just my style! This definitely looks like something I want to make for my family the next time I host a dinner!
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
Oh man! This sounds SO good! I love that it’s no bake! So easy to make!!
Olivia Douglass says
You’re speaking my language now! This is a delicious recipe and I cannot wait to try it.
I love that those Nairn’s cookies are so healthy. I will have to try that cheesecake recipe it looks so creamy and good.
SHELLEY R ZUREK says
OOps. Entered and saw it was Canadian only. You can bet next time I cross the border I am going to be coming back with a whole trunk load of these cookies.
I want to try the dark chocolate chip oat cookies first.
I would love to try the Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Biscuits!
Judy Cowan says
Would love to try the Mixed Berry Oat Cookies first. Cheesecake sounds yummy!
Lana Hood says
I would try the lemon.
Jenness M says
I’d like to try the Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Biscuits.
christine w says
I would like to try the Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Biscuits!
I would like to try the mixed berries Oat Cookies.
Would (and will) definately try the stem ginger oat flavor first!
Lushka Smith says
I’d like to try out the Mixed Berry Oat Cookies first, but all sound yummy.
Tina L. says
I would like to try the ginger one.
the mixed berry