Classic Cheesecake Recipe Reminder of Childhood Treat

This easy, Classic Cheesecake Recipe will take you back to childhood and is a great recipe to start from with learning how to make cheesecake.

| January/February 2014

  • Many remember the flavor of this Classic Cheesecake Recipe from Woolworth's.
    Photo By Fotolia/Martin Garnham

Susan Morasca, Cayucos, California, remembers a childhood treat her family called Lemon Chiffon Pie. It was like a cheesecake, but lighter in consistency, almost “bubbly,” with a graham cracker crust. It wasn’t baked, and Susan thinks it contained lemon gelatin or lemon pudding along with sour cream or cream cheese.

Several readers sent in recipes for the classic cheesecake served at Woolworth’s in years gone by. This one’s from The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Classic Woolworth’s Cheesecake

Yields 12 to 16 servings.


30 squares crushed graham crackers
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup melted butter

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