No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Caramelized Peaches

 This easy no bake cheesecake is flavored with Dulce de Leche and topped with caramelized peaches.

No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Caramelized Peaches  Tonight Eric was telling Charlotte her nightly Star Wars story. (Yes, really.) He said, “And then Darth Vader told Luke who his father was. And Luke said Noooooo!”

No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Caramelized Peaches Never will you hear the phrase, “Luke I am your father” in this house. Oh no. I get in trouble whenever I mention Luke’s paternity when Charlotte is within earshot. Santa Claus? Fake. Easter Bunny? Whatevs. The identity of Luke’s father? Oh heeeeck no. Our children are definitely bound for the “popular kid” life track, I think.

No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Caramelized Peaches

So cheesecake. Are you a fan? If not, RUN. I’ve got over 60 recipes for you today, from all over the blogosphere. Roxana over at Roxana’s Home Baking thought it would be a fun idea if we all posted cheesecake on the same day. (I think it’s National Cheesecake Day or something? Whatever, I don’t know, everyday is cheesecake day in my book.)

No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Caramelized Peaches

I have to say I’m pretty freaking excited about how mine turned out. I added an entire can of Dulce de Leche to a no bake cheesecake. Then I fried peaches in butter and sugar until they got all caramel-y and put them on top.

No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Caramelized Peaches

I’m telling you guys, I have dreams about this cheesecake. I’m not even kidding. It’s probably one of my favorite cheesecakes I’ve ever had. Plus it’s perfect for summer because you only have to bake the crust, 10 minutes tops. If you make this let me know so that we can freak out about it together.

No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Caramelized Peaches

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No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Caramelized Peaches

Yield: Makes one 9-inch cheesecake, serves 8-10

Ingredients

    For the crust:
  • 46 vanilla wafers, about 6 ounces
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • For the cheesecake:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 13-ounce can Dulce de Leche (I used Nestle La Lechera)
  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 3-4 large peaches (not too overripe)
  • 3-4 tablespoons brown sugar, or more

Instructions

  1. Make the crust first. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse cookies until finely ground (you should have about 1 1/2 cups). Add sugar, salt, and butter and pulse until it looks like wet sand. Scrape the sides if necessary.
  2. Use the bottom of a glass or measuring cup to firmly press crumb mixture into the bottom and halfway up the sides of a 9 (or 9-1/2) inch springform pan.
  3. Bake until crust is dry and set, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely. Stick it in the freezer or the fridge to speed this up if you want.
  4. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat cream cheese on high until fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the can of Dulce de Leche; beat until smooth, scraping down sides.
  5. In a separate medium bowl, beat cream and powdered sugar on high until soft peaks form, about 3 minutes. With a rubber spatula, stir about one-third of the whipped cream into cream cheese mixture, then fold in remainder. It should be fully incorporated, but try hard not to overwork it.
  6. Transfer to crust and smooth the top with a spatula. Cover tightly and refrigerate until firm, 3 hours (or up to 2 days).
  7. Peel* and slice the peaches. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. When the butter is hot, add as many peach slices (cut side down) that will fit. Work in batches if you need to--the peaches should not touch each other. Leave plenty of space or they will steam and not caramelize. Cook the peaches for about 1 minute without stirring.
  8. Sprinkle the peaches with 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar, enough to cover the peaches in the pan. Flip each peach so that the sugar is on the bottom. Cook for 3-4 minutes without stirring. Sprinkle with more brown sugar and flip to brown the other side.
  9. The brown sugar should bubble up around the peach. If there is too much peach liquid around the peach, then it will not caramelize or bubble. Move it to a drier spot on the pan and add more sugar.
  10. Remove the caramelized peaches to a wax-paper lined sheet pan. Let cool complete. I put mine in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes.
  11. Arrange the caramelized peaches on the cheesecake just before serving. If they don't all fit on top, serve the remainder on the side.

Notes

*Blanching is the easiest way to peel peaches. Boil a large pot of water. Add the peaches and boil for one minute. Remove the peaches with a slotted spoon and immediately douse them in a bowl of very cold water or an ice bath (so they stop cooking.) The skins should come right off.

http://thefoodcharlatan.com/2014/07/30/no-bake-cheesecake-with-caramelized-peaches/

Source: The Food Charlatan, adapted from this Maple Cheesecake with Roasted Pears.

No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Caramelized Peaches

 Use a measuring cup or glass to press in the crust. Spoons are for idiots. (like me, until a couple weeks ago)

No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Caramelized Peaches Be gentle when you fold in the whipped cream. You don’t want it to get all sad and deflated.

No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Caramelized Peaches

I seriously could probably eat this entire can with a spoon.

No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Caramelized Peaches

Blanch your peaches. It’s so easy, and then you don’t have to bust out the peeler if you get a stubborn peach.

No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Caramelized Peaches

In the picture on the right, the peaches on the outside of the pan are not caramelizing very well. Only the ones in the center that are getting nice and bubbly. Either move your peaches to a drier spot on the pan or you could probably try soaking up excess liquid with a paper towel.

No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Caramelized Peaches They will look like this when they are properly caramelized.

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My friend Dorothy over at Crazy for Crust has a DIY Dulce de Leche recipe if you feel like going the homemade route!

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70 thoughts on “No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Caramelized Peaches

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  15. Cheesecake…beverages?? Woah. I mean I know this is ‘Murica, but that’s crazy. Please sign me up. Especially for the carmelized peaches.

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  18. Karen! I can’t get over how beautiful this cheesecake is! And thank you thank you for making this no bake. It is so dang hot at my house I can’t stand the idea of turning on my oven for longer than a few minutes. And you’re so right, every day is cheesecake day for me too : )
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  22. Wow, this cheesecake sounds great! I love your Star Wars story, I had to become a major Star Wars geek for a couple of years when my boys were super into it, my husband is a pretty big fan. Once he and I took a trip out of town together, so we could go see “Star Wars in concert” which is basically an orchestra playing various bits of the soundtracks. I tried really hard to get a photo with Boba Fett, but alas, my fangirl never got to realize that dream. ; )
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  27. “I added an entire can of Dulce de Leche to a no bake cheesecake. Then I fried peaches in butter and sugar until they got all caramel-y and put them on top.” <– Karen, I like the cut of your jib. Lady, this looks incredible. I love dulce de leche, I love buttery, sugary peaches, and every day SHOULD be cheesecake day! I need this in my life asap.
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  30. Would it be rude if I totally face-planted right into those caramelized peaches?! They look so incredible it’s really hard not to lick my screen…

  31. FINAAALLLLyyyy making it on over to your blog! :) Just had to see the cheesecake in a larger resolution beyond a square on Insta!

    Look, no one wants diabetes because it’s awful, but I want this all up on my tastebuds!! Cheesecake one day, veggie diet the next day with some exercise = no diabetes guilt right?! Ugh this looks wonderful & I’m going to have to try it so that we can freak out about it together. This recipe is genius & the pics are gorgeous. Can almost taste it; trying not to lick my screen.

    Also, I love that your husband is reading Star Wars to your kids. Up next: HARRY POTTER. Well, honestly when I have kids, that’s what I’m reading to them. Star War is so cool now, so you really ARE training your kids to be part of that cool crowd. Plus, they have a mom that has awesome food so they’d probably beg your kids for slumber parties for the Star Wars & the cheesecake. Reading to your kids is really essential in helping them with language acquisition & brain development, so whether you’re reading them an article from TIME or Star Wars or the Hungry Hungry Caterpillar, it’s so good for them. Truly raising your kids right with the tomatoes & the Star Wars & the cheesecake!
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  33. Oh my wow!!! This cheesecake is gorgeous Karen!! Love love love that you added an entire can of dulce de leche to this no bake deliciousness! And the caramelized peaches look mouthwatering! Pinning!

  34. I finally had time to look at your cheesecake! It looks amazing, even to a non peach lover. Well I like fruit as long as you do absolutely nothing to it, I know weird! But this is to pretty and looks too good not to make. So Im thinking the next time I go to a friends I make this and make one little piece with a chocolate ganache drizzle for myself. haha Problem solved.

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