Christmas Cheesecake – easy!

Christmas Cheesecake – easy!

Christmas Cheesecake

So I wanted a new Christmas / thanksgiving dessert. you know something that can be made for the festive season. So I already had a few but not a Cheesecake – so here it is Christmas Cheesecake and it’s easy I promise. 

A delicious combination of a Ginger-nut crispy base, creamy vanilla cheesecake, clementines, pomegranate and figs  – yummy! 


No-Bake Easy Christmas Cheesecake Recipe 

Firstly you don’t even need to turn the oven on!

I make this  cheesecake look super special by placing clementine segments around the edge of the tin – look how pretty the final result is 🙂  IMPRESSIVE (whispers – but oh so easy) 


Christmas Cheesecake Decoration 

It’s also so pretty & very festive 

Clementines, figs, pomegranate and chocolate balls – what’s not to love 



So what’s the difference between a baked and a no-bake cheesecake?

Well both are delicious, but they are totally different. The texture is the main point of differance
What makes the different is  that there are no eggs in a no-bake cheesecake and a no-bake cheesecake “sets” by chilling in the fridge. 
A baked Cheesecake on the other hand contains  eggs in the recipe. The Cheesecake is then baked in a water bath, then it chills in the fridge.
First things first: 

My Christmas Clementine Cheesecake Recipe – so special 

Firstly you don’t even need to turn the oven on!

I make this  cheesecake look super special by placing clementine segments around the edge of the tin – look how pretty the final result is 🙂  IMPRESSIVE (whispers – but oh so easy) 


Top Tips and how to make your Festive Christmas Cheesecake 

Step 1 

Prepare your ginger nut base – see details in recipe card

However please ensure it is super smooth using the back of a spoon to press doe – and pop it in the fridge 


Step 2 – Top Tip when placing your clementine segments 

Your clementine segments won’t just stand on their own.  So it you tip 1/2 of your cheesecake mix into the centre of your tin, you can slide the segments in (as picture) then push the cheesecake mix up against them 

How to get the clementines around centre of Christmas Cheesecake


Step 3 – middle layer of the cheesecake 

Once your clementine segments are in place add a few pomegranate seeds at the edges (it looks so beautiful on the sides.  I lay mine on kitchen roll so I get no leakage of red colour 

Add your chopped clementines in the middle, Then use the other half of the cheesecake mix to cover the top. Smooth out to a flat surface and pop in the fridge for 24 hours 


Centre of Christmas Cheesecake



Step 4 – Decorate your festive showstopper

Just follow what I did or create your own. If you use pomegranate seeds on top, again pat dry with kitchen rolls to avoid leakage 

Look at that beautiful specimen 

Figs, Rosemary twigs, chocolate balls – anything you like 

Top view of finished Christmas Cheesecake


When should I make my Christmas Cheesecake?  

I think it’s best made 24 hours in advance or even 36 hours – which is great for planning 

I make mine the day before I want to serve it and decorate on the day 

It needs to set overnight in the fridge anu=yway – so why not get it made and out the way – stress free! 


Can I freeze my Christmas Cheesecake?

This vanilla Cheesecake can be frozen (without decoration) for a couple of months – no problem 


Leftover Cheese Cake 

What is this?

No seriously if you have any leftovers, as long as you keep it in the fridge,  it will be good for 2 days or so


Another  Cheesecake recipe 

If you like this one then I think you’ll love my No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake too (you can also use raspberries) 

Whole finished Strawberry cheesecake


And another Christmas dessert 

This time the easiest, cheats dessert possible 🙂  Christmas Wreath Pavlova 

Christmas Wreath Pavlova - finished dessert



I’d love to know how you get on and if you like it 

Any questions please just drop them in the comments below 


Big Love Clare 



Top view of finished Christmas Cheesecake

Easy Christmas Cheesecake - No Bake

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 631kcal
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A delicious shows-stopping Christmas Cheesecake recipe! Easy


  • 300 g Ginger Nut Biscuits
  • 100 g Butter melted
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 600 g Full Fat soft cheese
  • 100 g Icing Sugar
  • 300 ml Double Cream
  • 6 Clementines or manderines
  • 1 Pomegranate Seeds
  • 4 Figs sliced, for decoration
  • Fresh Rosemary twigs
  • Chocolate balls


  • In a food processor, crush your ginger nut biscuits and then stir in your melted butter, or pulse  ( you can easily use a strong plastic bag and a rolling pin to smash those digestives too)
  • Next press the biscuit and butter mix into the bottom of your loose bottomed 20cm / 8 inch tin, using the back of a teaspoon to smooth over, pop in the fridge
  • Next peel your clementines and split into segments (remove the white pith where possible. Carefully place a full circle of these around the tin, cut side facing outwards - pop back in the fridge
  • Next put the soft cheese into a mixing bowl and use an electric whisk to whisk until fluffy, or a stand mixer
  • Then add the  icing sugar and gently whisk until smooth then add the vanilla bean paste
  • Pour the cream in and whisk until the mix is very thick. Remove your biscuit base from the fridge,  using a spoon carefully fill the tin with HALF the cream cheese mix making sure your clementines stay in place
  • Add a layer of chopped clementines, then scatter your pomegranate seeds around the edge. Then add the remaining half of the cheesecake mix on top, make sure you push the mix into the clementines at the side
  • Smooth over the top with a spoon and pop in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours to set (overnight is best)
  • When you are ready to serve, remove the cheese cake from the fridge, release the spring and remove the tin
  • Decorate with Clementine segments, figs, pomegranete seeds and chocolate balls. I also used rosemary springs to give it a slightly more festive look! - serve!


** All nutritional information is approximate and intended only as a guide 


Nutrition Facts
Easy Christmas Cheesecake - No Bake
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Love to have measurements in regular measurements.

    1. I’m working on it with my IT – in the meantime google does it for you x

  2. Lorena Engvall White

    This dessert looks delicious, however, what is Double Cream? And is soft cheese also known as Cream Cheese? Thank you for your time.

    1. Double cream is heavy cream and soft cheese is cream cheese like Philadelphia
      Thanks Clare

  3. 5 stars
    Could I freeze this at any stage? We are away for Christmas and I would like to make one for my daughter as she has a houseful! Thank you!

    1. I haven’t actually tried to freeze it – but without the topping I’m sure it would be ok x

  4. 5 stars
    Made this today for a girlie gathering tomorrow! So easy & you can decorate it up to suit your own taste (we appear to be living in a “fig less” society over Xmas here up North!) Just used chocolate orange minis instead😂😂

    1. sounds amazing – what time do you want me? lol x

  5. You haven’t said what diameter tin you use for this recipe?

    1. It’s 20cm / 8 inch- sorry I’ll check and amend if necessary – thanks

  6. 5 stars
    Delicious 👍
    Couldn’t get figs here either, so I substituted with passion fruit. I made one and froze one without the topping.
    Perfect when defrosted.
    I covered in greaseproof paper then clingfilm. Having for NY 💫

    1. oh so great to hear xx HNY

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