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Woolworth Cheesecake

 

Woolworth Cheesecake

Growing up I was the pickiest eater, ever. I was even picky about dessert, I didn’t really like pie crust. what? I was a crazy kid. I guess I might be a few pounds lighter if I still felt the same.

I have made it twice and I really do think this is the recipe we have been searching for. It is so good, it disappears almost instantly.

My husband said that he remembers his grandma making it when he was growing up. I love those recipes that we all grew up with, they are just too good to miss out on.

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

I remember eating this at Woolworths when I was young & it was one of my favorite desserts. I have made this before & it is delicious.

My goodness, Woolworth’s cheesecake was the best, this is where my love for cheesecake started!!! The good old days!

Ingredients:

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 evaporate milk, well chilled or 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

Instructions:

Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water. Cool until slightly thickened.

Mix 3/4 graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until well blended, press into the bottom of the 9 X 13 pan to form a crust.

Save the rest of the crumbs to sprinkle on top of the 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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