Serve this no-bake cheesecake as a spring or summer dessert. Its lemony flavor makes it a refreshing ending to any warm-weather meal.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 env. KNOX Unflavored Gelatine
3/4 cup cold water, divided
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
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Let's Make It
Mix graham crumbs, butter, 1/4 cup of the sugar and the cinnamon until well blended. Remove 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture; set aside for later use. Press remaining crumb mixture firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Sprinkle dry gelatine over 1/4 cup of the water in small saucepan. Let stand 1 minute. Cook on low heat 5 minutes or until gelatine is completely dissolved, stirring occasionally.
Beat cream cheese and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add gelatine mixture, remaining 1/2 cup water, the lemon peel and juice. Refrigerate until slightly thickened. Gently stir in whipped cream; pour over crust. Sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture.
Refrigerate several hours or until firm. Run small knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; remove rim of pan. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.
When the weather is warm, enjoy this refreshing cheesecake with friends following a meal on the patio.
Garnish with lemon slices just before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
Saturated Fat 17g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 25g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 12 servings.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.