Fourth Of July Cheesecake

Faye Patterson Recipe

By Faye Patterson fudgie

No-Cook or Other

I make this EVERY year on the Fourth of July. My family looks forward to it and the little ones love to help decorate the top. It's one of my favorite traditions. I hope you like it!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a classic! Faye's cheesecake is both delicious AND fun. This would look great on any table... picnic or otherwise.

TIP: I prefer a fairly solid crust, so I chose to bake the crust for 10 minutes at 350. Turned out great.


3 c
vanilla wafers
4 Tbsp
butter, melted
3 Tbsp
sugar substitute
1 pkg
unflavored gelatin (1 envelope)
1 c
16 oz
cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 Tbsp
grated lemon rind
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/3 c
1 pt
2 pt

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Glynda Parker Chambers GlyndaP
Jul 4, 2014
Thanks for this great looking recipe. I am doing lots of foods for a cook out later today, had a box of graham crackers I planned to use for another recipe and a box of vanilla wafers. I guess I was in a hurry so I crushed the graham crackers and completely finished this cake with them instead of the v. wafers. I wonder if anyone else has used them for this or if this will be completely ruined. Just curious.
Lorraine Schuell Daisy1
Jul 2, 2014
Great recipe.I used crushed corn flakes in place of the wafers for the crust because my DIL is severely gluten intolerant. It came out very well. I've used crushed cornflakes in place of graham cracker crusts before with excellent results.
Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Jul 2, 2014
CONGRATULATION on the blue ribbon also for being the featured recipe this week (7/1/`14).
Happy 4th of July to you and yours♄
Jul 1, 2014
I make a similar dessert except I use refrigerated sugar cookie dough as a crust. Just pat the dough into the pan, bake as directed, then top with whatever you'd like.

I also make a fruit pizza. Using a round pizza pan, make the crust with the cookie dough. Bake as directed, then let cool. Top with whipped topping (the sauce), then flaked coconut that has been colored with yellow food coloring (the cheese), then any kind of fresh fruit you'd like. Delicious and very colorful.
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Jul 1, 2014
Faye, Thank you for this wonderful recipe and Congratulations on your blue ribbon..well deserved..I love cheese cake and this is a simple and delicious way to serve and celebrate the holiday..hugs