Fourth Of July Cheesecake
Blue Ribbon Recipe
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. The Test Kitchen
3 cvanilla wafers
4 Tbspbutter, melted
3 Tbspsugar substitute
1 pkgunflavored gelatin (1 envelope)
16 ozcream cheese, softened
2 Tbsplemon juice
1 Tbspgrated lemon rind
2 tspvanilla extract
How to Make Fourth Of July Cheesecake
- Mix vanilla wafer crumbs, butter and 3 tablespoons sugar (to taste) in medium bowl; pat evenly on bottom of jelly roll pan, 15 x 10 inches.
- Sprinkle gelatin over milk in small saucepan; let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Heat over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved. Cool to room temperature.
- Beat cream cheese until fluffy in large bowl; gradually beat in milk mixture. Beat in lemon juice and rind, vanilla and remaining sugar. Pour mixture over crust; refrigerate until set, 3 to 4 hours.
- Before serving, decorate to look like a flag, using the blueberries for the stars, the raspberries for the stripes.