You'll love this cheesecake!

  • PREP: 0 hr(s). 15 min / Total: 4 hr(s). 15 min
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  • Servings: 12

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Make It

  • Sprinkle crumbs onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan sprayed with cooking spray.

  • Add boiling water to jelly mix; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Cool 5 min.; pour into blender. Add cottage cheese and cream cheese product; blend well. Pour into large bowl. Gently stir in Cool Whip. Pour into prepared pan; smooth top.

  • Refrigerate 4 hours or until set. Remove rim of pan before serving.

Kraft Kitchen Tips

  • SPECIAL EXTRA

    Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and thin orange slices before serving.

  • SPECIAL EXTRA

    Add 2 tsp. orange zest to blender with cottage cheese and cream cheese product.

Ratings & Reviews

Ratings

Reviews

Easy and quick...delicious

04/11/2013

I have made this recipe numerous times - all my friends love it - especially the ones who do not have a sweet tooth...

01/31/2013

11/05/2012

I had a big group to serve so I added chopped fresh mangoes, extra cream cheese, zest from 2 oranges and 1 extra package of jello. I was eating the mix out of the bowl! It was yummy. I loved this recipe.

07/22/2012

After so many fabulous reviews I couldn't wait to try this recipe. VERY disappointed. First recipe from Kraft Canada I haven't liked. Absolutely wouldn't make it again! It was bland and tasteless...but it did look pretty!

05/04/2012

04/23/2012

This is a terrific recipe and very easy to change up. I used strawberry jello, strawberry cream cheese and added a teaspoon of vanilla. I'm busy thinking up other combinations and some day - I'll even try the orange version suggested here. This is lovely and you can even use the low fat products and create a guilt free, light and wonderful dessert. This is a keeper!

04/01/2012

I changed the recipe a little because at the time when I made this I didn't have Jell-O No Sugar Added Orange Jelly Powder at home so I added mango instead it was yummy.Must try this really good.

12/09/2011

The second time I made this recipe I used the regular graham wafer crust as the few crumbs in the bottom did nothing for me. It was a hit! So light but creamy! My card club loved it.

09/28/2011

easy to make, even for a novice like me. it tastes great - light, creamy and just with the right sweetness. will try it next time with a different flavor just for adventure. thanks!

08/01/2011

Very nice light dessert. Tried it a second time with strawberry jello and was just as good. Next flavor on my list is lime.

06/26/2011

I took this to a pot luck and it was so popular I was sorry I had not taken two!

06/01/2011

Delicious! A really nice light dessert and super easy to make!

11/28/2010

Very good, I used lemon jello instead of orange. I was skeptical about the recipe before making it, but it was excellant.

11/05/2010

Love the fact that it's a light recipe. Great for summer dessert.

09/19/2010

Very tasty, nice texture, simple to make. However, when I make it again, I will make a graham CRUST instead of sprinkling the crumbs on the pan..that was just weird lol

07/01/2010

i just wanted to know if this could be frozen for a later date???

06/24/2010

easy to make. very low in flavour. it's a very light dessert, which is good. but i won't make it again because the punch of orange just wasn't there. i thought i would be more like an orange creamsicle, and it wasn't

06/16/2010

This was easy to make, but disappointingly low in flavour, even though I added some orange extract and dressed the top with coconut and some orange candies. Part of the problem for me was the cottage cheese. I'm not a fan and just couldn't get past the texture. But my guests didn't seem overly thrilled with it either. Don't think I'll bother with this one again.

02/28/2010

Great recipe. I have also used lemon & lime lite Jello, which tastes even better. Easy to make as well.

09/25/2009

08/11/2009

Awsome recipe!!! very good!

07/26/2009

This was one of the biggest hits at my house for an easter dessert , even after my daughter told me "I'm not eating that....there's cottage cheese in it!" It was fast, easy, and extremely tasty.

04/03/2009

This is the first cheesecake I have made and I love it. It was easy to make, and my guests loved it. Very light and satisfying.

11/24/2008

Super easy to make, and very good! I have made orange, cherry, strawberry and lemon flavor. Family loved it!

01/04/2005

11/03/2008

We love this recipe. I use sugar free jello and fat free cottage cheese and cool whip. I've tried most of the flavours but a favourite was the one made with cranberry jello.

09/05/2008

06/19/2008

Quick and easy, tastes great

02/09/2008

used raspberry jello crystals instead of orange, was a big hit, topped with fresh raspberries.

11/16/2007

This is a great easy to make dessert. I tried using strawberry jello and decorating with chocolate dipped strawberries....delicious!

11/02/2007

Incredibly light and tasty. Will definitely make again and with other flavours.

09/27/2007

Served this at a luncheon recently for my friends. They absolutely loved it -- will certainly make it again. Substituted the cottage cheese with 2/3 C. of non fat yogurt.

09/08/2007

I have made this cheesecahe both with orange jello and then with berry jello. Equally good either way. I sub 1 cup of cottage cheese for 2/3 cup of yogurt once and found it gave even a fruitier taste. I look forward to playing with this recipe over and over again, it is a great recipe.

05/31/2007

I have made this using orange, lime and strawberry gelatin. All three were delicious. I also substituted low fat yogurt for the cottage cheese with great results. I added a little whipped cream to the top with a few graham crumbs.

05/19/2007

yummy and nice treat for a low calorie diet but the cake itself i found a bit frothy. (the consistancy of say a mousse

04/25/2007

Made this for the first time and we LOVED it. What a great low carb treat. Filling and rich and only 10 carbs per serving.

04/16/2007

I served this to 14 people at Easter dinner and they were asking for the recipe.

04/09/2007

I loved this. So guilt-free.

04/07/2007

it was good..

04/03/2007

This was a hit with everyone! It was light, cool and refreshing. Wonderful! D

03/21/2007

My family loves "real" cheesecake but this low calorie version was a big hit regardless. I love light dessert and served it with chocolate shavings (dark chocolate shaved with vegetable peeler) around the edge and canned mandarins on the side.

03/20/2007

Great cheesecake! I used a pre-made graham crust though. Much easier, and a bit more flavour. I am going to try this recipe with other Jell-O flavours!

03/04/2007

02/22/2007

I love making this delicious cheesecake and so does my family and friends. I have tried different flavours and they are all good but my favorite is the Orange.

02/01/2007

filling was excellent. Imade with lemon jello and grated a little lemon rind in. I may try it next time with a conventional graham wafer crust. crust as written was just okay.

01/10/2007

light and tasty. Not too rich like a lot of cheesecakes. so easy to make. simple and basic. quick to whip up in a hurry. will definitely make again.

12/21/2006

This recipe was a hit, I love that it is low fat and taste so good and so did everyone else. Very light after a heavy meal. I will be making it for the holidays.

12/06/2006

It's light and absolutely delicious! My family loved it.

10/05/2006

I have made this dessert many times - I get RAVE reviews every time I serve it - no one can believe how simple it is to make! For a twist, use chocolate cookie crumbs instead of graham cracker crumbs and add grated bittersweet chocolate to the cheesecake. Garnish with shaved chocolate.

09/26/2006

I have used this recipe many time, but with my own variations of jello and fruit and still receive rave reviews today (sept. 2006)

09/07/2006

So good, so easy, disappears too quickly! You can also change the jello flavour for a completely different flavour.

08/23/2006

Very good but a little bit too cheesy...next time I will cut out some of the cheese. As well, difficult to mix cool whip into mixture. Had to cut into 4 small batches and blend separately.

07/31/2006

This dessert is the best! I've tried it with all the "light" jello flavors, and every one is as good as the last.

07/27/2006

This was very easy to make&the taste was very creamy&light.Its a great end to a summer meal.

07/25/2006

I have made this using the lemon flavor and added lemon zest ,rave reviews, I have also made this with the raspberry flavor and added fresh raspberries when blending the cheeses. My husband loves this so much I have to make one twice a week

07/11/2006

Tried this recipe for a party got rave reviews. Now I'm always asked to bring it to get togethers. Lucky for me it's so easy and quick.

07/04/2006

This is a very nice and light dessert. I have made this using a raspberry & strawberry jello also and had rave reviews.

06/26/2006

This recipe is the best its so go ive been making it avery week .

06/21/2006

It was a delicious, light, and quick desert for a short notice dinner.

06/07/2006

OMG! this was so easy to make and it was the perfect dessert of Easter. Everyone loved it including my 1yr nephew. Can't wait to make more with different flavours of jello, flavoured creamcheese or even using a deep springform pan and making dual layer ones.

06/06/2006

My mom gave me the rating. I made it for the family, and they enjoyed it. We found it was more like a mousse than a cheesecake, and too much orange jello flavour, I 'll cut the jello next time. I found it easy to make though! Had no problems with the texture like the other person had, hmmm... it cut the cottage cheese up well. Thanks for the ideas, KraftCanada!

06/04/2006

What a delightful light dessert! Such a refreshing flavour at the end of a meal and so easy to make. I sometimes use other jellos such as raspberry or strawberry and garnish with the related fresh fruit. Our favourite is raspberry.

06/02/2006

05/24/2006

The texture of this cheesecake is strange - I had a hard time getting the lumps of cottage cheese to smooth out. Tasty dessert to make for at home where you don't ahve to explain what the lumpies are.

05/20/2006

When I made this desert my party guest said this was,the best and very light not heavy after a big meal.

05/14/2006

I am sorry but I did not find this as light or as orangy tasting as indicated in the write up. I will try it again, using raspberry jello and see if that will make a difference.

05/14/2006

This was super easy to prepare. I didn't find it quite sweet enough, but extra cool whip on top did the job. Husband loved it & asked if it was healthy... I was proud to tell him it was!

05/03/2006

very,very good.

04/21/2006

wow this was soo easy and so amazingly good

04/20/2006

After a heavy meal this light cheesecake is great for everyone, I used Rasberry Jello and had nothing but good comments. Florence

04/20/2006

this has got to be one the best non bake dessert,i'll try it with different jello as well,oh my god it 's to die for

03/15/2006

It was really good! I tried it with raspberry jello as well and it was still great!! It's so light, and everyone enjoyed it!! Great job!!

03/11/2006

I made this cheesecake today and it was delicious! I have a real sweettooth so it was nice to be able to eat this and not feel guilty.

02/28/2006

VERY EASY TO MAKE. I USED STRAWBERRY JELLO,A PERSONAL PREFERENCE.WILL MAKE AGAIN.I USED LOW FAT COOL WHIP AND LOW FAT GRAHAM WAFERS. NEXT TIME I WILL INCREASE THE GRAHAM WAFERS FOR THE BOTTOM OR OMIT TOTALLY.LIGHT DESSERT AFTER A HEAVY MEAL AND HEALTHY TOO

02/26/2006

I made this dessert a long time ago and I'm just rating it now.I used sugarfree jello because I am a diabetic.I was able to cut down the sugar content as well as the calories.Great dessert,nice and light!

01/25/2006

01/23/2006

Very popular with my family! Especially in the low calorie count - and light texture. I might try it again but with a cherry or lemon flavor. Thank you for this recipe!!

01/21/2006

01/19/2006

easy and fast

01/17/2006

For a low-carb alternative, I used a 4% cottage cheese, regular cream cheese and made my own whipped cream with sweetener and poured onto a crust of crushed toasted almonds. What a GREAT tasting cheesecake!

01/15/2006

I used regular light cream cheese and it was fine. My company loved it, nice and light. It took only minutes to make it and did it the night before.

01/12/2006

I used the lime jello with Oreo cookie base.The taste was great and it presented very well -- I had candles on it for a bithday cake--dessert and cake together.

01/10/2006

MY 3 YEAR OLD IS A DIABETIC AND I MAKE THIS WITH HIM IN MIND. WE ALL LOVE IT AND IT IS SIMPLE TO MAKE.

01/06/2006

Creamy, delicious and so easy. I topped the cheesecake with globs of the leftover coolwhip and canned mandarin oranges, which I rinsed and paper towel dried first. Unfortunately, two days later completely consumed by my husband. I will make this again and try other flavours of jello and other fruits. FANTASTIC

01/03/2006

Very Good, light and a nice dessert for after a heavy dinner.

12/23/2005

Great recipe. You can change it up to suit your family. We like using the light lime jello, chocolate graham crumbs and we top it with 1/2 slice of fresh pineapple. It is light, tasty, and a wonderful potluck dessert.

12/07/2005

Tastes great and super easy

11/22/2005

The family loved this one. The orange flavour is so deliciously refreshing and light.

11/07/2005

This was delicious. I substituted smashed gingersnap cookies for a crust instead of graham crumbs. I served it with a dollop of Cool Whip and a half gingersnap in the side of the slice. Everyone loved it. -Myra

11/04/2005

11/29/2004

Delicious! I used Strawberry Light Jello and decorated with fresh strawberries. Everyone wanted the recipe.

07/06/2005

I made this for a large group and everyone thought it was too salty. I wonder if it was the brand of cottage cheese that I used? The orange flavour was nice but we couldn't enjoy it because it was so salty tasting.

05/30/2005

this recipe is awsome if you are watching your weight. it's nice and light. I used strawberry jello instead and just garnished it with some light whip cream and straberries, it was great!

05/09/2005

This is a very tasty desert. But when I added the whipped creme, it seemed to just melt away, and also my cheesecake didn't turn out to be quite as high. What did I do wrong?

05/09/2005

My family loved this for Easter dessert, and have asked for it again. I had added canned, drained, mandarin orange sections, and pineapple sections, using some as decorations on the top. I have also made it substituting low fat yogurt or sour cream for the cottage cheese. ( use less than the full cup)

04/25/2005

I made this for our ladies tea and every one loved it and asked for the recipe. It is a nice light deseart after a big dinner. I will try it soon with other flavor of jello. It is a make agin recipe.

03/28/2005

Thought it was pretty good. Not the best light dessert ever, but still a treat. Everyone seemed to really like it. I made it with lime light jello and topped it with more of the light coolwhip. I also added sliced kiwis to the top. Very pretty and the extras definitly helped.

03/22/2005

I love it. My kids love it. My husband loves it (he does not even know it is Jello light which he complains about). It is the best and has no eggs (not allowed in our baking) and I miss cheese cakes.

03/17/2005

YUMMY! I tried strawberry, halved the cottage cheese and added some yogurt - my husband agrees, definatly a make again (soon) recipe

02/07/2005

Very delicious, but takes a long time to smooth the cottage cheese. Great with all Jell-O flavours.

12/07/2004

This was the best cheesecake, my son doesn't like cheesecake but he tried this one and loved it. I have also used raspberry, that is good as well.

11/30/2004

this was such a great recipe. so easy to make and everyone enjoyed it.

11/24/2004

My sister chose this recipe from "What's Cooking" Spring 2004 and we prepared it together for a family get-together. It was easy to make and tasted great, not heavy, which was especially appreciated after our turkey dinner.

11/24/2004

I have made this recipe the past 3 weekends, to take to parties, and used lemon jello, and a little lemon zest. Everyone thought it was delicious, and it is so easy to make !!

11/23/2004

excellent recipe. I used raspberry jello instead....excellent.

11/22/2004

I did use the lime flavour - super good and had lots of great comments........

11/22/2004

Great recipe, my family and friends loved it. I also made it using lime Jello and placed it in a plastic cup for easy serving while at ballet with all the other Moms. For Christmas, I'm considering lime and rasberry Jello with graham crumbs in the middle.

11/22/2004

11/22/2004

Absolutely delicious, and light enough to serve after a rather heavy meal. Most people who tried it loved it, but a few said that when they eat cheesecake, they expect the heavyness of most cheesecakes. I agree, but it is still delicious, and unexpectadly light.

11/18/2004

My whole family loved this recipe. I found it super simple to make. I will certainly make it again. Theresa

11/18/2004

11/17/2004

very simple but very tasty will definetly make again and try differnet jello's the whole family enjoyed it which makes a change!!!

11/10/2004

I made this for thanksgiving. Everyone just loved it. It was delicious.I got a lot of comments. I will make it again.

11/10/2004

l love the orange dream cheescake will make it any kathy ontario

11/10/2004

I made this recipe and it was quite simple but very tasty. Will make it again.

11/02/2004

This is a very good recipe. Very easy to make. I don't like orange so I used Strawberry and it tastes awesome!

11/01/2004

We tried it with lime this time and it was the best by far.

11/01/2004

Easy to make. Used a little more than 1/4 cup of crumbs for bottom. Family enjoyed as well. Very light. Will definately make again. Thanks,

10/18/2004

We made this with Cherry Jello light, and it was delicious, now we want to try with Lime!

10/18/2004

Very enjoyable and easy to make. Brought it to two dinner party's and everyone loved it. Nice treat for a low-carb dieter.

10/14/2004

08/27/2004

Delightfully creamy, and easy to make.

08/04/2004

Used full crumb base and added some chopped, drained mandrine orange slices. Would make again, nice and light.

08/03/2004

This was excellent. However, next time I will try it with Lemon or Raspberry. My husband wasn't crazy about orange but like the dessert itself.

07/26/2004

Delicious! My parents and my fiance enjoyed it very much. However, I would add some butter to the crumbs next time...it's more tasty that way and won't be as crumbly.

07/21/2004

Absolutely delicious!

07/19/2004

This was a winner !!! The cheesecake was attractive to serve,and has a very nice light and refreshing taste.(... and yahoo !!!... it achieved wide appeal with all members of my family, who often differ on what they prefer for desserts). It reminds me of a similar coolwhip/juice concentrate/cream cheese receipe I have for a frozen raspberry cheesecake, that has also been a crowd pleaser for years...both are easy to make, look great to serve, and seem to appeal to the masses. thank you !!!!

07/15/2004

Simple and great tasting. I used walnut crumbs for the base. Never would guess the cottage cheese.

07/08/2004

07/06/2004

I plan on making this for our upcoming family BBQ Bash. I'm counting on the ratings. It sounds delicious

07/05/2004

Can't wait to try this recipe. Sounds as if it is a good one to take to a friend or family. Would travel well.

07/04/2004

I made this for a family gathering and it was a huge hit. I only had a 10" springform pan, but doubling the recipe worked out perfectly.

06/24/2004

I've made this with orange and strawberry - both were great, though I use a more standard graham crust for substance.

06/16/2004

This is awesome. You would never know there was cottage cheese. I actually make it with cherry jello.

06/15/2004

I love this recipe as do my family. I vary it by using different jello light flavours and especially like the lemon. Keep up the good work!

06/14/2004

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Servings

Makes 12 servings, 1/12 recipe (68 g) each.

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You're sure to love the citrus flavour of this creamy cheesecake. And as a bonus, it can be part of a healthful eating plan.

Nutritional Info

Serving Size 1 slice (68 g)

AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories90
Total Fat 4.5g
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 190mg
Total Carbohydrates 6g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A4%
Vitamin C0%
Calcium4%
Iron0%

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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