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Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

For a light, refreshing alternative to traditional cheesecake, try this no-bake treat from Julia Klee of Bonaire, Georgia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cups (24 ounces) fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-1/3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Cool. In a small bowl, combine the crumbs, butter and oil. Press onto the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan. Chill.
  • 2. In a blender, cover and process cottage cheese and sugar until smooth. While processing, slowly add cooled gelatin. Pour into crust; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 3. For topping, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; gradually stir in water until smooth. Add 1 cup blueberries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in lemon juice; cool slightly.
  • 4. Transfer to a blender; cover and process until smooth. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • 5. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake; remove sides of pan. Spread the blueberry mixture over the top. Sprinkle with remaining blueberries. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 171 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 352mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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hchambers User ID: 7140928 86971
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

"This is a refreshing dessert and a good way for cheesecake lovers to go a little lighter. I used low-fat cottage cheese as opposed to non-fat. Add a dollop of whipped cream and enjoy!"

cast_iron_king User ID: 1236761 72884
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"This is a good recipe that I will definitely make again. I didn't give it all five stars because I think it's iffy calling it a cheesecake. It's more of gelatin pie in consistency. I was surprised at the reviewer who said it was grainy--perhaps that reviewer didn't process the cottage cheese enough? I found it to be very smooth and silky. The lemon flavor is a little light for my taste, so next time I will take the other reviewer's hint to add lemon zest to kick the flavor up a notch. On the whole, a good and very simple dessert that the household enjoyed but commented that I should work with the recipe a little.  I'll definitely do that.  It's a keeper."

foodlovermartha User ID: 7352362 54501
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"Made this recently after spying it in the comfort food diet cookbook. Both my husband and I loved it. It turned out light and silky. A refreshing summer dessert that's not as heavy and cloying as regular cheesecake can be. Love that it's an easy no bake recipe too! I used low fat cottage cheese instead of nonfat. Each slice has just 5 WW PointsPlus which is nice."

rudylenak User ID: 3071215 31811
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2013

"Made this cheesecake for Christmas was GOOD"

D0gluv3i2 User ID: 4427033 47713
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"Family loved it! There were no left overs after it was brought out. It had a great flavor, and if made properly is a wonderful, easy dessert."

annabaldi User ID: 853780 79598
Reviewed May. 7, 2010

"The first time I did this I followed the recipe as is. Turned out really really good and everyone loved it. The second time I made it I substituted strawberries for the blueberries for the topping sauce and the decoration. It turned out so good too and the sauce has a delicate pink colour which looked really great with the sliced strawberries on top. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will certainly do it over and over again during the summer especially."

sandygal User ID: 4999616 79596
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2010

"Delicious! easy to make. Hit with my friends!"

sdg3 User ID: 557278 87329
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2010

"Gritty consistency, no good flavor - will not make again or recommend :("

fancynancy2426 User ID: 2472565 88833
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2010

"This was so refreshing. Perfect after a heavy meal. I used diet lemon Jello to make it more calorie friendly. The light lemon taste is just right and you do not taste the fact that there is cottage cheese in the recipie.

I covered the top with Cool Whip around the edges and filled in the middle with fresh blackberries. I imagine you could use any fresh fruit. A low calorie WINNER !!"

sherrypotter User ID: 4126088 78639
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2010

"I made this cheesecake for Easter and it was okay but not great. I didn't like the consistency of it. I have made no bake cheesecakes before and don't mind them. This was a little disappointing. There was no "wow" factor to it."

candeaze User ID: 55439 78635
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"I changed it up a bit, just 1-1/2 cups low fat cottage cheese, then 1-1/2 cups low fat cream cheese and then put it in2 pre made low fat cookie crusts and made strawberry topping. it was good but the cottage cheese did not cream up like I expected, if I make it again it would be with all low fat cream cheese. I also added the lemon zest, so I guess I didn't make THIS recipe but made it my own."

cjdesmsl User ID: 3110363 36544
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"I made this for Easter it was a lite change from the normal cheesecake felt it needed just a little more flavor. I will make this again but will add some lemon zest"

bagsdeb User ID: 1434370 78633
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"My son, who hates cottage cheese love this.

I waited to tell him what it was made from until after he tasted it. All who came to Easter dinner loved it."

quack3 User ID: 3137169 72883
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"I made this for Easter dinner, but my family was not excited about it. Guess they wanted something more decadent"

vstorey User ID: 4021662 98761
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"I don't like cottage cheese, but tried this anyway for Easter dinner. We thought it ws very good. Will definitely make again."

4247pokey User ID: 1924712 31807
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"I made this for Easter. I used sugar free jello and splenda. My daughter is diabetic and I often make desserts she can eat. She loved this one and said it is the best one so far that I have made for her."

rometta User ID: 4142803 54498
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"I really like it but next time I will put a little more sugar in it"

geeclark User ID: 4865177 31800
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"I love blueberries and cheesecake. Really don't like gelatin but tried it. Lets just say it was ok but it isn't cheesecake or blueberry topping."

joanne731 User ID: 4509080 54496
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"I was really surprised how good this recipe is

Who would of thought,cottage cheese would make a delicious dessert. So simple to make and
Very Yummy!"

[email protected] User ID: 4086629 78632
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"I, too, used sugar free lemon jello and Splenda in this recipe, and I loved it! My husband loves to eat cottage cheese and blueberries and he really liked this newer version of one of his favorite combinations. I think it tastes a lot like cheesecake and I love how healthy it is for you."

Jonnyfaye User ID: 1294943 120438
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"I will also add strawberries or raspberries for the 4th of July!!"

gingerate User ID: 1636666 98689
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"I really like this recipe although I modified it to be sugar free and it turned out great. I just used sugar free lemon jello and instead of sugar I used 5 packets of Purvia (stevia)"

ktdid1 User ID: 1515331 88831
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"I'm one of those folks that won't touch cottage cheese with a 10 foot pole. I talked to a couple of folks at work and they said that cheesecake with cottage was very good, so I decided to try it. I took this for Easter and everyone raved about it. When I told them it was cottage cheese instead of cream cheese, they were truly amazed at how delicious this was! I will definitely be making this again!"

Bonitadawn User ID: 3523543 36543
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"I made this according to the recipe for our Easter dessert. The adults didn't like it; even the kids wouldn't eat it! It all got thrown out with the recipe. There are lots of lite recipes that are good...this is not one of them."

spidergirl502 User ID: 4032835 88829
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"I'll admit it - I was skeptical. I've been burned by healthier dessert recipes in the past. I tried this one, though, and WOW! It's amazing! Definitely a keeper!"

redram37 User ID: 244092 87328
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"I make a cheesecake similar to this often, but I use the frozen mixed berries. Y_U_M_M_Y!!!"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 87168
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"Lemon blueberry cheesecake is so easy to make and tastes so good, my family helps me make it any time we have the ingredients. It's a keeper and going in my recipe box."

vkachur User ID: 2753244 88827
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2008

"This is the best recipe ever! I HATE cottage cheese so I'm not sure what made me try this one but you honestly can't even taste it. This is the ONLY cheesecake I ever make anymore and it gets RAVE reviews. Thanks for posting it!!!"

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