Copycat Woolworth’s Unbaked Cheesecake…

Happy New year everyone! Long time no talk. I have not been blogging….obviously. I’m sorry. I haven’t been able to get used to my laptop. That’s one reason. The other reason, well, is life. It just get’s so busy and sometimes very stressful.

I hope you all had great holiday time and I wish a very good new year for us all!

I didn’t do much baking this holiday season. I have a crappy oven and baking can be frustrating! Anyway, this recipe is a no bake delicious dessert. I’ve been seeing it all over the internet for some time now.

When I was growing up, my mom and I used to go to Woolworth’s store. How many of you remember it? Well, they had a wonderful café and had the best fried chicken ever. We would have our chicken lunch and always share a piece of their famous cheesecake. I always remembered it being so light and creamy and fluffy. I dont know what took me so long to make it, but wow. I am so glad I did. It’s just as I remembered it. This is not your typical dense cheesecake. It’s very light and fluffy. I may make this again and try adding a bit more cream cheese. Hmmmmmm.

You have to make this! Mmm-mmmmm.  Sorry the picture isn’t that great.

Woolworth’s Famous No bake Cheesecake

3 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs (almost a whole box)
1  3oz box lemon jello
1  cup boiling water
1  stick butter (1/2 cup), melted
1  8oz block of cream cheese
1  cup granulated sugar
4  Tblsp fresh lemon juice
1  can evaporated milk, WELL CHILLED

Dissolve the jello in the boiling water. Cool just until slightly thickened.
Mix all but 1/4 cup of the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter together. Pat it all down into a 13×9 baking dish. Save the rest of the crumbs to sprinkle on top.

In a large bowl, using a mixer, whip the chilled evaporated milk until fluffy. Set aside.

In another bowl, using a mixer, beat the cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice together until smooth. Add the thickened jello and slowly mix in the evaporated milk.

Spread the mixture all over the crust and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup crumbs on top. Chill for at least 4 hours, covered. Better if chilled longer, but it’s so hard to wait!!!! I mean come onnnnnnnnn.