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The Authentic Woolworth Cheesecake

The Authentic Woolworth Cheesecake

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This “The Genuine Woolworth Cheesecake” is a dessert that perfectly combines velvety richness, with a burst of lemon. This is a delectable treat that seizes the essence of American cuisine delivering a symphony of flavors that tease your taste buds. In this article let me take you on a voyage to recreate this dessert that is perfect for any affair.



1 (3-ounce) box of instant lemon jello mix

1 cup boiling water

3 cups of crushed graham crackers

1 stick of unsalted butter, melted

8 ounces of softened cream cheese

5 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

1 cup granulated sugar

1 can evaporated milk or 1 ½ cups of heavy whipping cream


First, dissolve the lemon jello mix in 1 cup of boiling water until it completely dissolves. Let it cool down and thicken a bit in the refrigerator.

In a mixing bowl combine ¾ of the graham crackers, with melted butter. Press this mixture firmly onto the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish saving some crumbs for later.

Whip the milk or heavy whipping cream until it becomes light and fluffy.

In another bowl blend the cream cheese, granulated sugar and fresh lemon juice until you get a velvety mixture.

Gently incorporate the thickened lemon jello into the whipped milk or cream to create a filling.

Spread this creamy filling evenly over the graham cracker crust.

Sprinkle the reserved graham cracker crumbs on top of the filling to add a touch of texture.

Refrigerate the cheesecake for two hours before serving to allow all flavors to come together and let the filling set properly.

Finally, slice it up serve it and savor each bite of The Authentic Woolworth Cheesecake. Enjoy its timeless flavors that have been passed down through generations while capturing the essence of an American dessert.


If you’re looking to make a gluten-free version of The Authentic Woolworth Cheesecake don’t worry! It’s easy to adjust the recipe. Simply replace the crackers, with certified gluten-free ones. These special crackers offer deliciousness without sacrificing taste or texture. Just follow the rest of the recipe as usual making sure all other ingredients are gluten-free. You can enjoy every bite knowing that you’re savoring a gluten-free adaptation of this classic dessert.

  • Prep Time: 10 MINUTES