Back to Readers' Favorite Recipes Fourth of July Cheesecake

An American salute to classic cheesecake, this party-sized dessert is decked out with blueberry stars and raspberry stripes.


3 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
4 Tablespoons margarine, metled
3 Tablespoons NutraSweet® Spoonful
1 envelope (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
1 cup skim milk
2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1 pacakge (3 ounces) reduced fat cream cheese, softened
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon grated lemon rind
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 to 1/2 cup NutraSweet® Spoonful
1 pint blueberries
2 pints raspberries


Mix crumbs, margarine and 3 Tablespoons NutraSweet® Spoonful in medium bowl; pat evenly on bottom of jelly roll pan, 15 by 10 inches.

Sprinkle gelatin over milk in small saucepan; let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Heat over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved. Cool to room temperature.

Beat cream cheese until fluffy in large bowl; gradually beat in milk mixture. Beat in lemon juice and rind, vanilla and 1/3 to 1/2 cup NutraSweet® Spoonful. Pour mixture over crust; refrigerate until set, 3 to 4 hours.

Before serving, decorate to look like an American flag, using blueberries for the stars and the raspberries for the stripes.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 slice
Yield: 16 slices
Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 fat
Nutrition: 170 Calories, 5 g Protein, 16 g Carbohydrate, 10 g Fat

Equal® Sweetener and NutraSweet® brand sweetener are registered trademarks of The Nutraweet Company. Recipe used with permission.

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