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Woolworth Cheesecake

This dessert is a timeless classic
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: desserts with lemon, lemon mousse dessert, no-bake desserts, wooworth cheesecake
Servings: 12
Calories: 352kcal


  • 3 oz package lemon gelatin mix like Royal or Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs divided
  • 8 tbs melted butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tbs lemon juice
  • 12 oz can evaporated milk well chilled or 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream


  • Dissolve gelatin mix 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 gelatin 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.


UK/EU--digestives are a nice (and probably better) substitute for the graham cracker crumbs. This will *probably* work with your "jelly" desserts, but I cannot test since they don't sell that here. If you try it, let me know if it worked.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1mg