No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Recipe
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No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

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This dazzling dessert is a dieter's delight. A light and refreshing alternative to classic cheesecake, the slim sweet calls for gelatin and lower-fat cheeses. Eva Wright, who sent the recipe from Grant, Alabama, recommends, "Vary the gelatin and pie filling flavors to suit your family's taste."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 whole reduced-fat graham cracker, finely crushed, divided
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free lemon gelatin
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 1% cottage cheese
  • 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 1 cup reduced-sugar cherry pie filling

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 163 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 0.55 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch


  1. Coat a 9-in. springform pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle half of graham cracker crumbs on the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of pan; set aside. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; cool to room temperature.
  2. In a blender, combine the gelatin mixture, cream cheese and cottage cheese; cover and process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a bowl; fold in whipped topping. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Sprinkle with remaining graham cracker crumbs. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until set. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen, then remove sides of pan. Garnish with pie filling. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake in Light & Tasty April/May 2004, p47

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2008

"I don't think 1 graham cracker is going to do it! :)"

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