Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

lemon cheesecake
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.

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Lemon Cheesecake Recipe



  • 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)


  1. Mix the crust ingredients and press them into a 13x9” pan.
  2. In a bowl stir together cream cheese and sugar until it’s fluffy.
  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.
  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.
  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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10 Responses to “Lemon Cheesecake Recipe”

  1. a. grace — April 3, 2008 @ 2:58 pm

    i’m not a huge lemon fan, but this sucker just might change my mind. it looks gorgeous and absolutely delicious! 🙂

  2. Toni — April 4, 2008 @ 8:03 am

    I have been making this No-Bake cheesecake for years!!!

  3. Schubsta — April 5, 2008 @ 1:29 am

    Everytime I visit your site, I drool like a rotweiler. Gimme more. 🙂

  4. Chelle — April 5, 2008 @ 6:49 am

    That looks delicious! And doesn’t seem too hard to make either!

  5. Bobby — April 5, 2008 @ 11:39 am

    a. grade – it’s great, you should give it a try.

    Toni – haha, how ironic. It’s no surprize, great ‘cooks’ think alike!

    Schubsta – Thanks and don’t worry, there is much more to come :).

    Chelle – It’s really easy to make and takes hardly no time at all.

  6. Mark — May 3, 2008 @ 2:30 am

    Oh my god, you are making me feel hungry. So, do you keep some for me to try?
    Honestly, it look tasty!

  7. Bobby — May 3, 2008 @ 3:25 pm

    Mark – thanks, shrimp scampi recipe coming soon.

  8. kj — July 6, 2008 @ 11:43 pm

    I am always a fan of quick and easy cheesecakes, and this looks delicious! Thats a good looking strawberry too…

  9. Althea Dene' — October 5, 2014 @ 12:05 pm

    Hi Bobby, I was just checking out one of your latest recipes and got sidetracted on your site (like usual). Somehow I got into the cheesecake section and noticed this one. I read your comment on not having decent strawberries off season. I was reminding about one ot the most delicious strawberry recipes we love. I make up a batch using a local growers beautiful strawberries and then freeze a batch or two. Frozen in this manner, the strawberries seem to retain their wonderful succulent flavor. Thought I would pass on the recipe….what the heck…..http://allrecipes.com/recipe/supreme-strawberry-topping/

  10. Regine — July 31, 2018 @ 10:08 am

    I am so silly. I made your recipe last night and this morning i saw the filling was still liquidy. I was wondering why. Now I know. I used the Lemon Jello Instant pudding and pie filling instead of the lemon Jello Gelatin. I was supposed to use the Gelatin. I will make it again.

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