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raspberry cheesecake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Carrie Rissler
Fairview, TN

This is not your typical cheesecake. Light, fluffy and a different twist on the crust.

(1 rating)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For raspberry cheesecake

  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1
    regular container extra creamy cool whip
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    lemon zest, grated
  • 1 box
    vanilla wafers
  • 1 stick
  • 2 pt
    raspberries (can also use frozen raspberries)
  • 1 lg
    package jello (strawberry flavor)
  • 1 c
    boiling water
  • 1/2 c
    cold water

How To Make raspberry cheesecake

  • 1
    Crush vanilla wafers in a food processor or blender until crumbs.
  • 2
    Melt butter, add to vanilla wafer crumbs and mix. Press into a 9x13 pan (or 8x8 for a really thick dessert)
  • 3
    On medium speed, cream together cream cheese (softened), powdered sugar, lemon extract, lemon zest and Cool Whip until smooth.
  • 4
    In separate bowl, add large package of strawberry jello, boiling water, cool water and berries. Let cool and set up until somewhat thick, but not set (you will need to spread/pour it on cream cheese). Frozen berries will help it set up faster.
  • 5
    Spread cheese mixture evenly on top of crust.
  • 6
    Pour and spread jello/berry mixture on top of cheese. Cover entire cheese mixture to the corners.
  • 7
    Chill for about an hour, or until topping has set up until firm and able to slice into.
  • 8
    Slice and serve with a sprig of fresh mint on top for presentation.

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