I know it’s a little late, but I’m just getting around to posting the dessert I made for Easter this year. As a last minute decision I decided to go with no bake lemon cheesecake squares, and the results turned out pretty good. I just wish I could find some decent fresh strawberries around here this time of year. This recipe is great if you’re looking for something light and refreshing – it would be great in the summertime! This is a no bake cheesecake recipe so after only about a half hour it will be in the fridge. If you can find good ones, fresh strawberries taste just amazing on top of the cheesecake. Let me know what you think.
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
½ cup butter (melted)
¼ cup sugar
¾ cup sugar
8 ounces softened cream cheese (softened)
1 (3 oz) package lemon jello
¾ cup water (boiling)
1 teaspoon lemon extract
¼ cup lemon juice
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk (chilled)
Step 1: Mix the crust ingredients and press them into a 13×9” pan.
Step 2: In a bowl stir together cream cheese and sugar until it’s fluffy.
Step 3: In a separate bowl mix together jello and boiling water. Then add the lemon juice and lemon extract and mix well. Set it aside and let cool. Meanwhile, place a large mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer to chill.
Step 4: Once bowl and beaters are chilled, whip evaporated milk on high until it thickens and holds a peak. Turn the beater to low and slowly mix in cream cheese, followed by the lemon jello mixture.
Step 5: Pour filling over crust in the pan, and top with sliced fresh strawberries (If desired). Chill in the refrigerator until filling sets. Cut into squares.
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