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No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


8 servings

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."


  • 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 1% cottage cheese
  • 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 1 cup reduced-sugar cherry pie filling


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 163 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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