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It's-A-Snap Cheesecake

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From: Best Recipes From the Backs of Boxes, Bottles, Cans, and Jars


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 pkg (8 oz ea) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (opt)
  • 1 9-inch graham cracker crust


In a large bowl, mix the unflavored gelatine and sugar; add boiling water and stir until gelatine is completely dissolved. With electric mixer, beat in cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Pour into prepared crust; chill until firm, about 2 hours. Top, if desired, with fresh or canned fruit.


Marbled Cheesecake: Before chilling, marble in 1/3 cup chocolate fudge, butterscotch, or your favorite flavor ice cream topping.

Lemon or Almond Cheesecake: Substitute 1/2 to 3/4 tsp lemon or almond extract for vanilla extract.

Fruit 'n' Creamy Cheesecake: Chill cheesecake for 10 minutes, then swirl in 1/3 cup strawberry or raspberry preserves.

Sunshine Cheesecake: Substitute 1/2 tsp orange extract for vanilla extract and add 1 tsp grated orange rind.

Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings

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