Quick Lemon Cheesecake


A quick lemon cheesecake.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
1 8-inch cheesecake


  • 1 (3 ounce) package lemon-flavored gelatin

  • 1 cup hot water

  • ¼ pound butter

  • 8 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 (14.4 ounce) packages graham crackers, crushed into fine crumbs

  • 2 lemons, zested

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened


  1. Pour gelatin mix into a bowl and add 1 cup hot water. Stir until dissolved. Set aside and do not chill.

  2. Melt butter in a heat-resistant measuring cup in a microwave, about 30 seconds. Transfer melted butter to a bowl. Add sugar and mix well. Pour in graham cracker crumbs and mix well. Place crumb mixture into the bottom of an 8-inch pie pan and shape into a crust.

  3. Stir lemon zest into warm gelatin mixture. Add cream cheese and mix until any lumps are gone. Pour filling into the prepared crust. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

657 Calories
33g Fat
84g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 657
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 739mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 30%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 17mg 86%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 199mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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