March 5, 2006

Jell-O Cheesecake

One of my favorite Hawaiian desserts is Jell-O® cheesecake. I'd only eaten it at Hawaiian restaurants, and I wanted to enjoy it at home. Plus I wanted to bake something for my family, and I decided to take a break from cupcakes and cookies. ;) So here's the Jell-O cheesecake I made:

©2006 Yuzu Eats

The slice is kind'a messy, but it was hard to cut a pretty piece from the pan! I guess the point is that it tastes good, right?
½ cup butter (1 stick)
¼ cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 box lemon Jell-O® (3 oz.)
1 cup hot water
2 8-oz. packages of cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 can chilled evaporated milk (12 oz.)
1 box raspberry Jell-O® (3 oz.)

Beat butter and brown sugar, then add flour and walnuts. Press into greased 9x13" pan and bake at 400°F for about 10-15 minutes. Set aside and let cool.

Dissolve lemon Jell-O with hot water. Let thicken a bit in the refrigerator. Blend the sugar and cream cheese. Add the slightly thickened Jell-O. Whip the evaporated milk with wire whisk. Blend in the Jell-O/cream cheese mixture. Pour into pan over cooled crust. Chill at least 6 hours to allow it to set.

Follow directions on the box for raspberry Jell-O. Chill in refrigerator until slightly thickened and then spoon it into the pan over the chilled cheesecake. Chill cake until raspberry Jell-O is firm.

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At 10/11/2006 4:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, you must be a really good cook, all these foods look commercial perfect! i suppose that also makes you a very good photographer ^_^

At 11/06/2006 4:54 PM, Blogger Yuzu said...

It's really difficult to cut Jell-O neatly, because it keeps jiggling! Haha.

At 11/26/2008 10:31 AM, Blogger Cherie said...

thank you for this recipe.. i love jello cheesecake, especially from Hawaii

At 11/26/2008 11:09 AM, Blogger Yuzu said...

You're welcome. Jell-O cheesecake is the best!

At 10/24/2011 4:22 PM, Anonymous shi said...

How did you transfer the raspberry jello onto the cheesecake without having the jello crumble into pieces? it looks very uniform and well-shaped (round) in the picture.

At 10/24/2011 5:05 PM, Blogger Yuzu said...

Shi — as long as you let the Jell-O set long enough, it won't fall apart when transferring a slice onto a plate.


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