This was a family and friends hit. A moist creamy cheesecake. My mother's recipe. This is an easy lemony no bake cheesecake

Dodie
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Set aside the rest for the topping. Dissolve lemon gelatin in boiling water, set aside to cool.

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  • In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Stir in the gelatin mixture and lemon juice. In a separate bowl, whip evaporated milk. Fold milk into the cream cheese mixture. Pour into the prepared pan.

  • Chill for 4 hours, then top with cherry pie filling and sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.

Nutrition Facts

211.8 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 30.1g 10% DV; fat 9.2g 14% DV; cholesterol 25mg 8% DV; sodium 167.2mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2003
It was very good!! I changed teh recipe a bit because I didn't have lemon gelitan or evaporated mil. What I did was replace the evaporated milk with a little bit of normalmilk and just cut the amount of lemon juice in half so it wouldn't be sour but just enough to give it a hint of lemon. It turned out great though! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2010
Made this with a premade pie shell crust and halved the recipe it was a perfect amount. However it didn't come out like my mom's which is almost exactly the same recipe so I don't know what happened. It wasn't really cheesy or lemony enough. Maybe I overwhipped the evaporated milk or didn't use exactly half the jello pack who knows. Was a bit runny as well. Served with frozen berries boiled with sugar water and cornstarch. Read More
(8)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2003
It was very good!! I changed teh recipe a bit because I didn't have lemon gelitan or evaporated mil. What I did was replace the evaporated milk with a little bit of normalmilk and just cut the amount of lemon juice in half so it wouldn't be sour but just enough to give it a hint of lemon. It turned out great though! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2003
I followed the recipe completely and it was great. I made it 2 days in advance because I was concerned that it might be runny but it wasn't. I served it at a baby shower and every one loved it. I put cherries in a dish on the side and let everyone decide if they wanted them or not. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2007
Excellent recipe as is. I usually make all the changes recommended by others but not this one. It was very tasty received lots of compliments and looked wonderful in a glass pan. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2005
Everyone begs me to make this cheesecake. I'm now known as the Cheesecake Goddess! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I have been looking for this recipe for years! My birthday is in August and growing up as a child in the hot and humid Midwest summers my mother always made this for me as my birthday cake. She died suddenly 10 years ago before I was ever able to get this recipe from her. I tried to recreate it on my own and could never do it. This is the one! Thank you Dodie (and your mother) so much for making my childhood memories come true! Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2010
Made this with a premade pie shell crust and halved the recipe it was a perfect amount. However it didn't come out like my mom's which is almost exactly the same recipe so I don't know what happened. It wasn't really cheesy or lemony enough. Maybe I overwhipped the evaporated milk or didn't use exactly half the jello pack who knows. Was a bit runny as well. Served with frozen berries boiled with sugar water and cornstarch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2003
I have used this recipe for many years. It is a favorite because it has less calories than any regular cheesecake. This is a big hit for baby and wedding showers too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2003
This is a great recipe for groups. I am a camp cook and it's just what I was looking for for a cheese cake like dessert. I messed up and didn't read the recipe thoroughly so whip the evaporated milk but it turned out good anyway. Also I don't think it needs the lemon juice. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2006
This cheesecake didn't turn out moist and creamy for me. It had a spongy texture and the taste was just okay. Read More
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