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Christmas Cheesecake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.

Makes

10-12 servings

With a cheery cherry topping and mint green garnish, this is the perfect dessert to top off a holiday dinner.
Christmas Cheesecake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 24 squares)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Chill 15 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine gelatin and water; let stand for 1 minute. Add milk; cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in gelatin mixture and lemon zest. Chill until partially set.
  4. Fold in 2 cups whipped topping. Pour over crust. Chill until firm, at least 3 hours. Spread pie filling over gelatin layer. Top with remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 295 calories, 17g fat (11g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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