Rich and creamy Cheesecake Pudding is layered on top of a graham cracker crust. Each pudding cup is topped with fresh berries for a delicious dessert recipe.

Cup with cheesecake pudding and fresh berries with a spoon in it.
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This Cheesecake Pudding recipe is the perfect individual dessert for any occasion. The rich cheesecake filling is decadent and easy to prepare. If you love Cheesecake Mousse, you will enjoy this Cheesecake Pudding.

Sometimes you don’t want to serve cheese cake slices and this dish is perfect because it’s individual servings. I love no bake cheesecakes and this recipe for Cheesecake Pudding is so easy.

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What is Cheesecake Pudding?

It is a delicious cream cheese mixture that comes together quick and easy. Skip the instant pudding mix and make this homemade recipe instead.

It is so rich, and the flavor is amazing without much work.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Cheesecake Pudding: graham cracker crumbs, butter, fresh fruit, sugar, vanilla, butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar.

 

Graham Cracker Crust

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs 
  • Butter (melted) 
  • Granulated Sugar 

Cheesecake Pudding: 

  • Cream Cheese
  • Milk 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Lemon Juice 
  • Fresh Berries

You can find the complete ingredient list and instructions in the recipe card at the bottom.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Topping. Substitute the fresh fruit for Cherry Pie Filling, Blueberry Pie Filling or Strawberry Pie Filling.
  • Fruit. I used raspberries and blueberries to top each dessert. Other ideas include strawberries and blackberries.
  • Crust. Instead of plain graham crackers, try using cinnamon or chocolate graham crackers.
  • Large bowl instead of individual desserts. This recipe is easy to serve in a large bowl if you prefer.
  • Vanilla Pudding. Try using vanilla pudding instead of cheesecake pudding for another yummy flavor.
  • Cookie Crust. Another tasty idea for the crust is to use cookies. Oreo Cookies would be delicious.
  • Lemon Zest. Add a little bit of lemon zest to the cheesecake mixture.

How to make Cheesecake Pudding

Bowl of graham cracker crumbs beside a bowl of melted butter and bowl of sugar.

Step 1. Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar together in a small bowl. 

4 bowls with graham cracker crust in the bottom.

Step 2. Divide the mixture between the 4 cups. Press the mixture evenly down into the bottom each cup.

Saucepan with milk.

Step 3. Get out a small saucepan. Stir together the milk, sugar and cornstarch. Then bring the mixture to a low boil. Make sure to stir constantly.

Saucepan with mixture combined and ready to be cooled.

Step 4. Then remove the pan from the heat.  Add the cream cheese, vanilla extract and lemon juice. Combine this together until the mixture is smooth.  Allow to cool.

Bowls with cheesecake filling.

Step 5. Use a spoon to pour the pudding mixture in an even layer on top of the graham cracker crusts. Divide evenly between the cups. Allow to chill for several hours.

Fresh berries on top of each bowl.

Step 6. Then the pudding is ready to serve topped with your favorite type of fresh berries. 

Expert Tips

  • Refrigerate the mixture before topping. Allow the pudding time to set before garnishing with fresh fruit.
  • Whipped Cream. Top each serving with cool whip if desired. I like to make homemade whipped cream and it is very easy.
  • Room temperature Cream Cheese. The pudding mixture will blend easier if the cream cheese is room temperature.
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs on top. Reserve some graham cracker crumbs to sprinkle on top.
  • Whole milk is recommended. The cheesecake filling is best made with whole milk.
Cup with cheesecake pudding and fresh berries.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store?

Cover the bowls with plastic wrap. Place leftovers in the fridge up to 5 days.  

Can you use other types of pudding?

Yes, feel free to use chocolate pudding, vanilla pudding, butterscotch pudding and more. Top with whipped cream if desired and add fruit if desired.

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I am so excited for you to make this recipe. Please leave a comment once you try it.

Cheesecake Pudding

5 from 3 votes
Rich and creamy Cheesecake Pudding is layered on top of a graham cracker crust. Each pudding cup is topped with fresh berries for a delicious dessert recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 688

Ingredients

For the Graham Cracker Crusts:

For the Cheesecake Pudding:

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Instructions

For the Graham Cracker Crusts:

  • Stir together the graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar together in a small bowl.
  • Press the mixture evenly down into the bottom of 4 serving cups or mason jars.
  • Gently press the mixture down into the bottom of the cups and set aside while you prefer the pudding mixture.

For the Cheesecake Pudding:

  • In a small saucepan, stir together the milk, sugar and cornstarch.
  • Bring the mixture to a low boil over medium low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Remove the pan from the heat.  Stir in the cream cheese, vanilla extract and lemon juice until the mixture is smooth.
  • Let the mixture cool completely at room temperature.
  • Add the pudding mixture on top of the graham cracker crusts in the serving cups.
  • Chill for 2-3 hours.
  • Then the pudding is ready to serve topped with your favorite type of fresh berries.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 688kcal, Carbohydrates 55g, Protein 9g, Fat 49g, Saturated Fat 29g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 13g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 133mg, Sodium 547mg, Potassium 309mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 32g, Vitamin A 1668IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 229mg, Iron 1mg

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