No Bake Classic Woolworth Cheesecake

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No Bake Woolworth Cheesecake is a classic, light and lemony dessert and will be the perfect addition to your Easter or Mother’s Day menu!

I love those recipes that we all grew up with, they are just too good to miss out on.

Woolworth Cheesecake

Talk about a delicious blast from the past. My Mother remembers eating this at the Woolworth’s lunch counter when she was a small child, and said it was really fabulous. I couldn’t wait to taste it, and sure enough, she was right; it’s light, lemony, and airy, with the crunchy graham cracker crust, and this ice box cheesecake is now one of my favorites!


1 3oz lemon Jell-0
1 cup boiling water
1 box graham cracker crumbs (3 cups) more for thicker crust divided
1 stick melted butter
1 8oz cream cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
5 tbsp lemon juice
1 can evaporated milk, well chilled or 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream


Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water. Cool until slightly thickened.
Mix 3/4 graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until well blended, press into bottom of the 9 X 13 pan to form a crust. Save rest of crumbs to sprinkle on top of dessert.

Beat the Evaporated milk/heavy cream until fluffy.
In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice with mixer until smooth.

Add thickened Jell-O and slowly mix in whipped evaporated milk.
Spread filling over the crust and sprinkle with reserved graham cracker crumbs on top.

Chill at least 2 hours and up to overnight, store covered in refrigerator.

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