Fluffy Cheesecake Dessert Recipe
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Fluffy Cheesecake Dessert Recipe

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In Bethalto, Illinois, Rhonda Miller prepares a light, creamy filling with mild citrus flavor, then spoons it over a simple vanilla wafer crust. The yummy result makes an appealing ending to a summer meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 75 wafers)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 280 calories, 17g fat (11g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine marshmallows and orange juice. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute. Stir until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese. Add marshmallow mixture; beat just until smooth. Fold in whipped topping.
  3. Combine wafer crumbs and butter; set aside 3/4 cup for topping. Press remaining crumbs into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. pan.
  4. Spoon cream cheese filling over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until set. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Fluffy Cheesecake Dessert in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p57

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mary dee User ID: 4998164 34907
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2014

"I am looking forward to making this dessert, it reminds me of a cheese cake that i used to get at woolworth's dime store years ago."

Mom3boys__Missouri User ID: 150302 33837
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

" Sounds yummy!


gonellya2 User ID: 1321365 20692
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"Very good, instead of putting the dessert in a 13x9 dish, i put it into the pie pan, worked great!"

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