No bake cheesecake mousse

Written by Etty Deutsch on Thursday, 26 May 2011. Posted in Food Mood

This recipe ended my quest for the perfect cheesecake. It is irresistibly creamy, but not too sweet. The topping for this cheesecake is kept simple, so as not to overwhelm you with multiple flavors, or detract from the goodness of the delicate mousse. Since the cheese filling is not baked it needs to be refrigerated for at least 12 hours prior to serving so that it firms. For more deliciously dairy dishes and desserts check out MANNA by Etty Deutsch in AMI magazine June 1st issue.


Dough and crumb topping:
7 ounces butter
4 tablespoons sugar
2 egg yolks
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoons vanilla sugar


Cheese Filling:
2 cups heavy cream 
4 tablespoons sugar
4 containers (approx. 2lb) 91% or 95% Tnuva soft cheese or 5% or 9% norman’s soft cheese
1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine all of the ingredients to form dough and crumb topping. Place 2/3 of the mixture in a 9 1/2 inch spring form pan. Press down to form an even crust. Bake until golden, approximately 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

2. Bake remaining 1/3 of the crumbs in a separate pan for 25 minutes. Remove crumb topping from pan and reserve in a plastic bag. Crush to form fine crumbs. Set aside.

3. To prepare the cheese filling, whip heavy cream with sugar. Set aside.

4. In a separate bowl beat well the 4 containers cheese, confectioners’ sugar and the vanilla sugar. Gently folding both together.

5. Pour filing over the baked crust (springform pan). Optional: Crush the extra baked dough into crumbs. Sprinkle the top of the cheesecake with the crumbs. Refrigerate for a minimum of 12 hours.


Yields: 8 servings

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Etty Deutsch

Etty Deutsch is a food editor for Ami magazine which features her MANNA column. MANNA brings you recipes that are sensational made simple.

Comments (3)

  • lovethekitchen
    02 June 2011 at 03:06 |

    sounds delicious would love to make it can you please tell me what tenuva soft cheese or normans soft cheese are and is replacable with anything else thank you

  • manna
    02 June 2011 at 04:06 |

    where do you live? The Tnuva creamy soft cheese and the Norman's creamy soft cheese is available in most New York,New Jersey,Israel and London supermarkets.

  • manna
    02 June 2011 at 04:07 |

    kosher supermarkets - that is:)

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