No Bake Classic Woolworth Cheesecake



1 3oz lemon Jell-0

1 cup boiling water

1 box graham cracker crumbs (3 cups) more for thicker crust divided

1 stick melted butter

1 8oz cream cheese

1 cup granulated sugar

5 tbsp lemon juice

1 can evaporated milk, well chilled or 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream


Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water. Cool until slightly thickened.


Mix 3/4 graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until well blended, press into bottom of the 9 X 13 pan to form a crust. Save rest of crumbs to sprinkle on top of dessert.

Beat the Evaporated milk/heavy cream until fluffy.

In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice with mixer until smooth.

Add thickened Jell-O and slowly mix in whipped evaporated milk.

Spread filling over the crust and sprinkle with reserved graham cracker crumbs on top.

Chill at least 2 hours and up to overnight, store covered in refrigerator.