Crustless Lemon Strawberry Slow Cooker Cheesecake

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Lemon Strawberry Slow Cooker Cheesecake is a rich, creamy, and totally fantastic crustless cheesecake that is cooked in the slow cooker! This slow cooker cheesecake is also a fantastic back to school crock pot recipe, because what kid won’t love this sweet, creamy cheesecake for dessert??

 

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Hi! I am Rachael from Eazy Peazy Mealz, and I have a little obsession with cheesecake. A few weeks ago I was visiting The Cheesecake Factory and I ordered a caramel cheesecake, but my husband ordered a lemon raspberry cheesecake. I had a little bite, and boy was it good. In fact, it was so good I ended up going back for another piece a week later. (I know…total glutton that I am) And now I think about it almost every day. Like I said…glutton!

And so I decided to try and make my own version. But, like most things, I have been wanting to simplify my life, and cheesecake making is not usually considered super easy. Which is why we pay through the nose for one piece!

lemons and strawberries

But, I had lovely lemons, and big strawberries, so I thought I would give it a shot. And so I made a lemon strawberry (I had no raspberries) cheesecake in the slow cooker! Which basically meant I got my cheesecake, but really cut down on the work required to get there. I love making everything from bread to dinner in my slow cooker, but rarely make anything for dessert in the slow cooker, besides s’mores fondue. I had no idea how easy it would be. And it was delicious. And I left off the crust, making it gluten free (I also used a gluten free 1-to-1 flour), and fewer calories!

Crustless Lemon Strawberry Slow Cooker Cheesecake is a rich, creamy, and totally fantastic cheesecake recipe that is baked in the crockpot! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free

Top the slow cooker cheesecake with fresh strawberries and you have a delicious dessert winner.

The crock pot, slow cooker, whatever you want to call it… has so many uses. The versatility is one of the appeals. So add cheesecake to that list!

Crustless Lemon Strawberry Slow Cooker Cheesecake is a rich, creamy, and totally fantastic cheesecake recipe that is baked in the crockpot! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free

Note from Brianne: the slow cooker I use and love is the Hamilton Beach 33969A Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, 6-Quart.

crock pot cheesecake - lemon with fresh strawberries
2 from 1 vote

Crustless Lemon Strawberry Cheesecake

A rich, creamy, and totally fantastic cheesecake that is baked in a slow cooker!
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
Total: 1 hr 40 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice or 1/2 tsp lemon essential oil
  • 1 tbsp gluten free flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp lemon zest

Strawberry Swirl

  • 1/2 cup strawberry jelly
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Additional

  • 1 cup warm water
  • Fresh berries and whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  • Spray a 1 quart casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, flour, and vanilla on medium speed until combined.
  • Beat in sour cream until smooth
  • Beat eggs on low speed until combined, stir in lemon zest, and stir in to the cheesecake mixture.
  • Combine the ingredients for the Strawberry Swirl, dollop over the cheesecake mixture and swirl in with a butter knife.
  • Pour into casserole dish that will fit in your slow cooker.
  • Cover dish with foil.
  • Place casserole into crock pot and pour 1 cup warm water around the dish.
  • Cook on high heat setting for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until center is set
  • Cool completely on wire rack, then chill 4-24 hours before serving
  • Serve with fresh berries and whipped cream

Notes

You can make these in 4 individual ramekins if desired. I used a bread loaf pan to make my cheesecake, which meant it took a little longer to cook, about 2 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Crustless Lemon Strawberry Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 345mg14%
Potassium 180mg5%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
Calcium 180mg18%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

As Rachael mentioned, you can use Lemon Essential Oil to make this cheesecake. To learn more about Essential Oils and how to get a FREE BONUS with qualifying order click here!

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Okay, tell me you don’t want to pull out the slow cooker right this second and make this amazing crustless slow cooker cheesecake!

Crustless Lemon Strawberry Slow Cooker Cheesecake is a rich, creamy, and totally fantastic cheesecake recipe that is baked in the crockpot! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free

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7 Comments
  1. Maureen

    This looks amazing but I can’t find anywhere in the instructions where you add the strawberry swirl. Do you just stir it in before putting it in the casserole dish?

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