Light Cheesecake Recipe -

Light Cheesecake

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"This recipe is not as filling or heavy as other cheesecakes. It makes a great finishing touch to most simple meals, or you can decorate it to go with elegant dinners."

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Original recipe makes 1 cheesecake Change Servings


  1. Mix together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter or margarine, and 1/4 cup white sugar. Pat mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. A 9 x 13 inch pan may also be used.
  2. Prepare dream whip according to directions.
  3. Beat cream cheese with 1 cup white sugar and vanilla; beat until creamy. Fold Dream Whip ™ into cream cheese mixture. Spread filling over crust. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or until firm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 30, 2008

very easy and tasty. I added some lemon juice and put only half of the white sugar and it was great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 31, 2003

I tried this recipe and it did not turn out good at all. It did not set like a cheesecake should and it tasted like Dream Whip with a lot of added sugar.

Feb 25, 2003

This cheesecake was great, easy to make and great taste. It tasted even better after a couple days. I used a 9x13 pan and we got more servings. I put canned cherry filling on it.

Oct 15, 2002

This is a great and easy recipe and quick to make.Made it for my family and they just loved it.

Dec 06, 2010

I added crushed candy canes to this recipe to make it more festive for Christmas, everyone at work loved it!

Feb 22, 2011

Turned out pretty well - next time I think I'll add cardamom into the crust just because I like to have a little more flavoring.

Jul 18, 2012

Mom made this for us when we were little put we used icing sugar and only 1 package of whipped topping:)


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  • Calories
  • 250 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 135 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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