Jell-O no-bake pudding cheesecake retro recipe (1972)

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Jell-O no-bake pudding cheesecake retro recipe (1972)

Jell-O Brand Instant Pudding & Pie Filling makes this no-bake pudding cheesecake a perfect summer dessert, because you don’t have to bake it, and it only takes 15 minutes to prepare. Try it in lemon or vanilla flavor.

Jell-O no-bake pudding cheesecake retro recipe

Jell-O no-bake pudding cheesecake

Yield: Serves 9-12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 1-1/4 cups fine graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups cream cheese, softened (12 ounces)
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 package (3-3/4 oz.) Jell-O Lemon or Vanilla Instant Pudding & Pie Filling


  1. Combine crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and butter; press firmly on bottom and sides of 8-inch square or 9-inch pie pan. Chill while preparing filling.
  2. Beat cream cheese until very soft. Blend in 1/2 cup milk. Add remaining milk, 2 tablespoons sugar, the vanilla, and pie filling mix; beat as directed on package for pie.
  3. Pour into crust. Chill until firm at least 2 hours; garnish with dollops of prepared whipped topping and strawberries, or 1 cup cherry or pineapple pie filling.
  4. For ease in serving, dip pie pan in warm water for a few seconds; cut and serve.


For crumb garnish, reserve 2 tablespoons crumb mixture.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 523Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 495mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 9g

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

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