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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


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
8 hrs
9 servings


Ingredient Checklist


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; total fat 15g; saturated fat 10g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 37mg; sodium 334mg; potassium 107mg; carbohydrates 21g; fiber 1g; sugar 8g; protein 7g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 454IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 7mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 123mg; iron 0mg.


170 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 79
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 21
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Wish I knew how many ounces the containers were.
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The print version deleted the size of containers for gelatin, cottage cheese, cream cheese and whipped topping. The original recipe gives that info: 4 oz gelatin, 16oz cottage cheese, 8 oz cream cheese, 8 oz whipped topping.
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These were very yummy & a big hit with our friends.
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How much whipped dessert topping?
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I have a 3oz, small box of Jell-o. I didn't see anything in the 0.3 oz size. The amount shown in the video looks a lot smaller than the 3oz I now have sitting in a bowl... I guess I'll halve it and hope for the best.
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4oz of jello, as this recipe states, would be in excess of 10 small boxes of jello, as each small box is .3 oz. Does anyone know who's made these if there is a typo error in this recipe?
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What size container is this: one container of ounce of fat-free cottage cheese?
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I made these this Summer (2016) and at first the thought of the cottage cheese in this dessert recipe seemed a tad repulsive, but after processing the mixture, and following the balance of the directions the batter came out looking like a normal cheesecake batter, I also replaced 1/4 cup of the boiling water for fresh lime juice to add a little more tartness as the splenda can make things seems overly sweet.  After these were prepared they  came out AMAZING, I added some flaked organic coconut  (unsweetened) which added a tasty textural element. next time I'll definitely double recipe, and prepare for 13x9 pan.  ,
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No need to use low-fat/no-fat products.  The notion that fat is the most harmful substance to the human body is a myth.http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/07/magazine/what-if-it-s-all-been-a-big-fat-lie.html?pagewanted=1