Happy Pi Day!

Posted March 14, 2014 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Holidays / 1 Comment

For those who haven’t heard of it, March 14th (3/14) is National Pi Day, a day set aside in honor of the number pi (which is commonly abbreviated as 3.14). It’s kind of a big day at my house. The Mister wears his pi shirt, I bake a ton of pie, and we invite a bunch of friends over to watch Waitress (a movie about pie). Tragically, this has been a really busy week for us, so I haven’t had time to make truckloads of pie. In fact, I only had time to make one super-quick pie, so I knew I had to make it count. And that’s where this little beauty comes in…

This Speedy No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake recipe is a study in efficiency and convenience:
– 3 steps
– 5 ingredients
– 15 minutes of prep time (plus 1 hour to chill)
– no baking required!

Happy Pi Day, everybody! With love from Alison’s Wonderland Recipes. 🙂

Speedy No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

“It could be argued that there is an element of entertainment in every pie, as every pie is inherently a surprise by virtue of its crust.”
― Janet Clarkson




  • 1 box of Jell-O Brand No Bake Real Cheesecake Dessert
  • 1 can of cherry pie filling (I wouldn’t recommend Solo Brand for this recipe–splurge for the big cans with the whole cherries. I grabbed the first can I saw on the shelf, which had chopped cherries. It tasted good, but didn’t look as nice as whole cherries.)
  • 1 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • Makes 1 cherry cheesecake


  1. Prepare crust and filling according to package instructions.
  2. Chill one hour.
  3. Spread the cherry pie filling on top and refrigerate until ready to serve.
That's all it takes! Now get out there and make yourself some wonderful Pi Day goodness! :)
That’s all it takes! Now get out there and make yourself some wonderful Pi Day goodness! 🙂

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