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This dazzling cheesecake recipe is a sweet-tart takeoff on the ever-popular pie. It's a great make-ahead dessert, too--you can prep the easy recipe up to 24 hours in advance.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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30 mins
8 hrs
8 hrs 30 mins
9 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • In small bowl combine graham crackers, butter, and sugar. Press crumb mixture in the bottom of a 2-quart square baking dish. Refrigerate while preparing filling.

  • In large bowl combine gelatin and water. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Set aside.

  • In blender or food processor combine cottage cheese and cream cheese. Cover and blend or process until smooth, stopping several times to scrape down sides. Whisk 1/2 cup of the cottage cheese mixture into the gelatin mixture. Whisk in remaining cottage cheese mixture until smooth. Fold in whipped dessert topping. Spoon filling over chilled crumb mixture.

  • Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours or until filling is firm. To serve, cut in squares. Top with lime wedges.

For a 3-quart dish:

Prepare as above, except increase to 18 squares graham crackers (1 1/2 cups crumbs), 6 Tbsp. butter, and 1 1/2 tsp. sugar for the crust. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; fat 15g; cholesterol 37mg; saturated fat 10g; carbohydrates 21g; mono fat 3g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 8g; protein 7g; vitamin a 454.4IU; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.1mg; folate 6.7mcg; vitamin b12 0.3mcg; sodium 334mg; potassium 107mg; calcium 123mg; iron 0.4mg.