I’ve been away for a few days because we are visiting my wonderful (seriously) in-laws up in the wilds of Northern Idaho. I do mean Northern too, since we are only about 25 miles from the border of British Columbia. It is truly beautiful up here and we have had a great trip already.
We have enjoyed spending time together as a family and in doing simple things – being outside, boating on a lake, fishing, riding horses and 4-wheelers, playing on a trampoline and playing with the dogs, listening to the cows, driving on country roads, and visiting local attractions. We even had a campfire so Aidan could make s’mores and both boys caught their first fish!
Among all these things, we even got rained out a couple of days and used the time to enjoy a movies and games as well as some delicious recipes. I’ll be sharing a crock-pot lasagna recipe in the near future, but I wanted to tell you about this truly delicious and simple dessert in time for any last minute Father’s Day ideas.
My mother-in-law got this recipe from another family member for a no-bake Cherry Cheesecake, and since my husband is such a fiend for huckleberries, and his Mom always makes sure to have some on hand, we decided to top the cheesecake with a warm concoction of huckleberries instead.
The pie itself is light and fluffy and would be wonderful with most any topping your little heart – or that of any Dad in your life – desires. Happy Father’s Day!
Easy No-Bake Cheesecake with Huckleberries
For the crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon sugar
Mix together and press into a 9-inch pie pan, in the bottom and up the sides. Set aside and make filling.
For the pie filling:
1 8-oz package of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups cold whipped cream or Cool Whip
Beat all three ingredients together well, until light and fluffy. Place in prepared pie crust. Chill at least 1 hour. Serve with cooled huckleberry topping (below).
For the topping:
3 cups huckleberries, frozen or thawed
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
Stir together well in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and allow to thicken. Once thickened, place in a heatproof bowl and allow to cool. Serve over cream cheese pie.