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#FoodieFriday There's always time for dessert
Looking for a simple dessert to take to that last-minute get-together? This No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake from Eating Well is healthy, festive and easy to make! Take along to any family gathering or special event. It's healthy enough to eat any time!
4 cups halved pitted sour or sweet cherries, fresh or frozen (thawed, drained; see Tips)
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
1/4 cup plus 4 teaspoons water, divided
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Half a 14-ounce box graham crackers, preferably whole-wheat
Combine cherries, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch with 4 teaspoons water, then stir into the cherry mixture; return to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until the liquid thickens and looks syrupy, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
Process graham crackers in a food processor until finely ground. Add walnuts and pulse until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl; stir in the remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Drizzle with oil and stir to combine. Press into the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
Beat cream cheese, yogurt, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Spread over the crust. Spoon the cherry mixture over the top. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours.