Cheesecake from Woolworth’s

Cheesecake from Woolworth’s


  • 1 lemon, 3 ounces Jell-0
  • 1 cup water that has been brought to a boil
  • 1 box graham cracker crumbs (3 cups) plus additional crumbs for a thicker crust
  • 1 melted butter stick
  • 1 pound of cream cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1 cup sugar (granulated)

5 tablespoons lemon juice

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream or 1 can evaporated milk, thoroughly chilled



  • In a pot of boiling water, dissolve Jell-O. Cool until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  • In a 9 X 13 pan, combine 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until thoroughly combined, then press into the bottom to form a crust. Save the remaining crumbs to sprinkle over the top of the dessert.
  • Whip the evaporated milk/heavy cream until it is light and frothy.
  • In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar, and lemon juice until smooth.
  • Slowly stir in the thickened Jell-O

evaporated milk, whipped

  • Spread the filling evenly over the crust and top with the reserved graham cracker crumbs.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours and up to overnight in the refrigerator, covered.

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