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    Mary's Woolworth's Cheesecake

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    Chef #782749 Photogardener's Note:

    Daughter Mary worked at Woolworth's and loved this Cheesecake....someone gave her this recipe.

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    Serves: 12



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    1. 1
      Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water. Cool until slightly.
    2. 2
    3. 3
      Beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice with mixer until.
    4. 4
      smooth. Add thickened Jell-O and beat well.
    5. 5
      In a separate bowl, beat the Carnation milk until fluffy.
    6. 6
      Add cream cheese/Jell-O mixture and beat well with mixer.
    7. 7
      Line bottom of 9 x 13-pan with crushed Graham crackers.
    8. 8
      Spread filling over and top with 1/4 cup more crushed.
    9. 9
      Graham crackers. Chill.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 21, 2008

      I have not tried this yet, although I have been searching for the Woolworth's Cheesecake recipe for a while now. I found one on the Milnot website. Milnot is the "milk" ingredient used in the original Woolworth cheesecake, according to what I have read elsewhere. I'll ry this one, but I am not sure what a can of Carnation Instant Milk is. Isn't Instant Milk the dry powdered milk? Does Carnation put this into cans? Should this really read Carnation Evaporated Milk or Carnation Condensed Milk. I am not up on the types of Canned Milk out there. If there is a Carnation Instant Milk in a can, I will use that as a substitute for Milnot, which can be difficult to find. I made it with Milnot and it was excellent, just like the Woolworth's fluffy cheesecake I enjoyed as a child. I prefer this fluffy cheesecake to the dense, thick ones. I hope someone can clarify the "Carnation Instant Milk" ingredient shown here. Thank you in advance.

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    • on April 12, 2012

      While in high school, I used to work at the Woolworth's lunch counter as a short-order cook. This cheesecake made it worth the while! It is not a dense cheesecake. It is light and delicious. Here's a tip.. after adding the Jell-o, beat EXTRA well. This will make for a higher "rise" and make it fluffier. Buen provecho!

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    • on March 19, 2008


      This is a stroll down memeory lane. Woolworth's was the first cheesecake I ever tasted as a child and I still consider it the best. Light and fluffy, not a dense cheesecake like we are used to now. Loved it. I made it almost exactly as the recipe stated, only adding a 1/2 tsp. vanilla. I plan to make it again for Easter!! Thanks for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mary's Woolworth's Cheesecake

    Serving Size: 1 (106 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 232.9
    Calories from Fat 85
    Total Fat 9.5 g
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    Cholesterol 29.1 mg
    Sodium 166.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 26.2 g
    Protein 4.2 g

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