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Refrigerator Cheese Torte ~ Old Fashioned Recipe using Springform Pan ~ No Bake Recipe

Updated on November 29, 2017
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My mother was an excellent cook & taught me childhood lessons in the kitchen as she cooked from scratch. My hubby & I both enjoy cooking.

Slice of Refrigerator Cheese Torte adorned with sliced strawberries.
Slice of Refrigerator Cheese Torte adorned with sliced strawberries. | Source

Olden Days

This old fashioned recipe undoubtedly dates back to the days of iceboxes which preceded modern refrigerators. It is another handwritten old recipe from a file of my grandmother's and of which I am going through and testing some of the recipes.

My mother was young enough to remember iceboxes out at her parent's lake cottage. They did have a refrigerator in the City of Milwaukee. But things were still a bit more primitive at their lake cottage which was used during the summertime.

This Refrigerator Cheese Torte is attributed to Alvina who was a great aunt of mine. One of her two sisters was my maternal grandfather's mother. She was my great grandmother whom we called "Granny."

I remember my Granny and also my Aunt Alvina when I was a child still living in Wisconsin.

Readers can see a photo of the three sisters and my great aunt Alvina is the tallest of the sisters in the middle. It is her dessert recipe that will be featured in this article.

3 sisters - My great grandmother is on the right and my Great Aunt Alvina (the author of this recipe) is in the middle.
3 sisters - My great grandmother is on the right and my Great Aunt Alvina (the author of this recipe) is in the middle. | Source

No Bake Recipe

This no bake recipe is a light and airy gelatin concoction made that way with the additions of whipped egg whites and also real whipped cream folded into this lemony flavored dessert. It was a crowd pleaser when served to some of our dinner guests recently, so I am happy to be able to share this sweet heritage recipe of yesteryear with you modern cooks of today.

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Handwritten recipe for Refrigerator Cheese TorteHand-written recipe for Refrigerator Cheese Torte on old yellowed with age paper.
Handwritten recipe for Refrigerator Cheese Torte
Handwritten recipe for Refrigerator Cheese Torte | Source
Hand-written recipe for Refrigerator Cheese Torte on old yellowed with age paper.
Hand-written recipe for Refrigerator Cheese Torte on old yellowed with age paper. | Source

Ingredients for Refrigerator Cheese Torte

  • 2 tablespoons Gelatin
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 pound dry cottage cheese, (I used ricotta)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 lemon rinds & juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 pint whipping cream
  • 4 cups corn flakes, Note! This + the last 2 ingredients are for the cornflake crust
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/8 cup sugar

Preparation Photos for Refrigerator Cheese Torte

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Softening the gelatin in cold waterGrating the lemon peelEgg yolks in double boiler with salt, milk and sugarCooking until it thickensAdding lemon rindAfter gelatin cools fold in the beaten egg whitesFolding in the whipped creamSpooning the batter into the cornflake crusted springform panTopping it off with remaining cornflake crustReady to be chilled for a minimum of 5 hours or more.  I chilled it overnight.
Softening the gelatin in cold water
Softening the gelatin in cold water | Source
Grating the lemon peel
Grating the lemon peel | Source
Egg yolks in double boiler with salt, milk and sugar
Egg yolks in double boiler with salt, milk and sugar | Source
Cooking until it thickens
Cooking until it thickens | Source
Adding lemon rind
Adding lemon rind | Source
After gelatin cools fold in the beaten egg whites
After gelatin cools fold in the beaten egg whites | Source
Folding in the whipped cream
Folding in the whipped cream | Source
Spooning the batter into the cornflake crusted springform pan
Spooning the batter into the cornflake crusted springform pan | Source
Topping it off with remaining cornflake crust
Topping it off with remaining cornflake crust | Source
Ready to be chilled for a minimum of 5 hours or more.  I chilled it overnight.
Ready to be chilled for a minimum of 5 hours or more. I chilled it overnight. | Source

Instructions

  1. Soften the gelatin in cold water.
  2. Put slightly beaten egg yolks in double boiler with salt, milk and sugar.
  3. Over the heated water, cook until it thickens, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from fire (heat source), add grated lemon rind and gelatin...stirring until gelatin is dissolved. Then cool.
  5. While mixture is cooling, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
  6. In another bowl beat the whipping cream until it is also well whipped.
  7. Before gelatin hardens, beat in cottage cheese, lemon juice and the vanilla using an egg beater.
  8. Next, fold in the beaten egg whites and whipped cream.
  9. Butter a springform pan well and line it with the cornflake pastry. (See how to make cornflake pastry in the text capsule below.)
  10. Pour in the cheese mixture and cover with the remaining cornflake crumbs.
  11. Chill thoroughly for five or more hours.

Preparing the Corn Flake Crust

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Crushing the corn flakesAdded the butter and sugar to the corn flakesMixing the 3 ingredients togetherPressed the cornflake mixture into the springform pan and then chilled it in the refrigerator before adding the filling.
Crushing the corn flakes
Crushing the corn flakes | Source
Added the butter and sugar to the corn flakes
Added the butter and sugar to the corn flakes | Source
Mixing the 3 ingredients together
Mixing the 3 ingredients together | Source
Pressed the cornflake mixture into the springform pan and then chilled it in the refrigerator before adding the filling.
Pressed the cornflake mixture into the springform pan and then chilled it in the refrigerator before adding the filling. | Source

Cornflake Crust

Back when this recipe was handwritten there were no instructions on how to make the cornflake crust. It was probably well known to the home cooks back in that era, but I had to search to find a recipe.

I found an online newspaper recipe dated September 8, 1950 from the Deseret News that posted the recipe. So I will share my findings with you.

The cornflakes, butter and sugar are already listed as the last three ingredients already posted. Here are the instructions: Roll or grind cornflakes to make 1 cup of fine crumbs and combine with the sugar and the softened butter. Mix thoroughly and press the mixture evenly and firmly around the edges and bottom of the pan. I used the back of a spoon to firmly press the crumbs into the spring-form pan.

Apparently this cornflake pastry recipe was also used for pies as the directions said to press them into a pie pan.

Chill the crust before the cooled filling is added. This step needs to be done before the cheese mixture is made.

I crushed the cornflakes but think that next time I will use a rolling pin and make the cornflakes more of a fine dust consistency. I allowed an hour or so in the refrigerator for the crust to set up before starting the cheese mixture. Reserve some of the crumbs for the top of the cheese torte.

John Harvey Kellogg and Adventism (also shows the Battle Creek Sanitarium and some of the famous people who went there for treatment.)

Cornflake History

Did you know that the readily available corn flake cereals of which most anyone reading this is undoubtedly very familiar started out as a result of an accident? Sometimes inventions are purposeful and intended and other times they are unexpected as happened in the case of corn flakes.

In the State of Michigan back in the late 1800s was a sanitarium operated by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. His younger brother, Will Keith Kellogg operated as the business manager at the Battle Creek Sanitarium.

The brothers were both Seventh Day Adventists and believed in treating their patients with a vegetarian diet devoid of not only meat but also things like sugary items, alcohol, tobacco and even stimulants like coffee or tea. Exercise and fresh air activities were promoted.

Wealthy people from all walks of life came to be managed as well as pampered much like going to a health spa today for a week or more of good diet, exercise and treatments.
One day some cooked wheat that had been left awhile turned stale. But hoping not to waste it they rolled it out thin and upon toasting it, flakes were discovered. The sanitarium patients probably liked the change of pace regarding diet and wanted more. It was decided to try other types of grains and create similar taste treats for the patients.

Lo and behold a business was born!

A patent was issued in 1896 and Will Keith Kellogg founded the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company in 1906 which later became the Kellogg Company in 1922. Today this huge business conglomerate owns and manufactures all kinds of food items worldwide.

Unmolded Refrigerator Cheese Torte prior to slicing and being served.
Unmolded Refrigerator Cheese Torte prior to slicing and being served. | Source

Refrigerator Cheese Torte

This is a much lighter recipe compared to most cheesecake recipes. It is not an overly sweet dessert but rather more on the refreshing side with the slight lemony tang. I think that lime zest and lime juice would make for a nice variation if something other than lemon was desired as a flavoring component.

A graham cracker or other crumbly crust (even no crust) could be substituted for the cornflake crust called for in this heritage recipe in my opinion. It was fun however keeping this dessert recipe true to the past.

I hope that you enjoy this recipe from the days of yesteryear.

Refrigerator Cheese Torte. Wish you could have a slice right now!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi poetryman6969,

      My all time favorite cheesecake was made by a great aunt who used Ricotta cheese in it. That was a long time ago and will always remain the best in my memory. This recipe is totally different from hers, but it is good. Hers was a baked recipe. Wish I had the recipe!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patty,

      Hope you enjoy the recipe. I also have a variety of cookbooks and some of them are vintage. It is fun to try a wide variety of recipes. Thanks for your comment and the ratings, etc.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      That is certainly an old recipe! It took some intensive digging to find out how to make a corn flake crust. Someone who created this a long time ago probably only had that in the house and used it as a substitute. Often recipes come about in exactly that manner. Thanks for the share.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I am not familiar with using cottage cheese in a dessert. It looks yummy and I would like to try it.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patricia,

      So often the old recipes like this one are really great. When I have more time I should try out some of the other vintage ones in my grandmother's collection. Hope all is well with you and your family.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Yes, we are now reaching the 90's here in Houston also and with the humidity it will feel like the upper 90's. Air conditioners will be humming now until much later in the year for sure! The no baking part of this dessert is nice. After trying the corn flake crust, I think that a graham cracker crust would be equally as good or perhaps even better. Thanks for the share. Stay cool up where you live!

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      Patty Inglish 2 years ago from North America

      Your leading photo reminds me of some of my favorite cook books, so I will definitely try this delicious recipe! Rated Up and more.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      I love it when you share those family photos! Great looking Cheese Torte. I've never tried corn flakes in a pie crust, but why not??

      Will share here and Pin to my dessert board.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Okay! This sounds divine. Old fashioned is often the best!!! Angels are on the way this evening.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      This recipe always looks so delicious and tempting, especially on days like we've had here in North Texas -- 93 degrees F. Going to be in the 90s most days from now until mid September. :( But a lovely cool desert like this can make it better! Sharing this again for people who are looking for something for a special occasion or just to sit back and relax and cool off.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Glad you liked the sound and look of this old fashioned no bake refrigerator cheese torte recipe. Wishing you a very Happy Easter also. Appreciate the shares. :)

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      I love cheesecake and this looks so pretty. I think it would be perfect for welcoming spring and for a special dessert for Easter. That it is an heirloom recipe makes it even better. I love, too, that it's no bake!

      Already pinned to my 'Fabulous Desserts" board, so I'm going to pin it to Awesome HubPages and post it on FB. Will of course share with my followers. Happy Easter!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi peachpurple,

      Yes...cornflakes are actually called for as a crust in this recipe.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      it looks very easy, can i use corn flake crumbs on top instead?

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi peachpurple,

      Glad you liked this! :)

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      yummy, I like the way you add in the links for other recipes, easier for me to click on

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      It has been some time since I made this. Thanks for reminding me about it because of your comment and thanks for the pin. Appreciate it! ☺

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      This looks so delicious! Way past my bedtime (4:30 will be here in no time), but I sure do wish I had some of this for a snack. I can taste it just looking at the wonderful pictures! Pinned to Awesome Hubpages.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Suzanne,

      So happy to hear that you liked the sound of this no bake refrigerator cheese torte that came from my great aunt Alvina. Thanks for the votes and the share. :)

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      Yum! Voted up, awesome and shared! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi toptendeals,

      Glad to hear that you liked the sound of this old fashioned recipe.

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      Jason Benedict 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida

      This recipe looks absolutely amazing!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      You are most welcome!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for letting me know!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Whatever you did to it...I could now access it. Thanks!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Moonlake was having trouble accessing my Pinterest acct the other day. It works fine when I click on it, but just the same I made a small change in the URL. I wonder if you would mind trying it again and let me know if it works?

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I'll have to head on over to your Pinterest account. Glad that you are having some fun with it. Thanks for the pin. :)

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Know I was here just the other day, but I didn't have my Pinterest account then. Pinning this scrumptious, easy desert, to what else? My desert board, of course!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      It took me a while to find a cornflake crust recipe because this recipe is truly old. I think that it would be good crust-less. Might try that next time. It is light and refreshing. Thanks for the share.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      This is a great summer desert and one of my favorites! Sharing this with my followers again to remind the longer ones that this is a great time for this desert, and to introduce the newer ones to this super yummy recipe!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Suzanne,

      The egg yolks are actually cooked so it is only the egg whites that are not cooked. I remember a time when people used to commonly make eggnogs and use raw eggs and also Caesar salads. I have eaten many of them in my day and so far have never had any ill effects. :) Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      Looks delicious! I am a little bit concerned about the raw eggs, but I suppose if they are fresh and from healthy hens and you are careful about the temperatures there shouldn't be a problem. Voted up and useful! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Marcy,

      Nice that you will be able to put your springform pan to good use with this simple recipe. Enjoy! And thanks for your comment.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      Oooh - YES! I want to try this! It looks so good, and it looks easy. And besides, I have a springform pan with not enough recipes to use it that often. Sounds so yummy, and easy. And your aunt sounds like she was a treasure.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Rajan,

      Yes...it was hard locating a corn flake crust recipe, but I finally found one from an old newspaper posting. Nice to know that you like the sound of this recipe. I think that I will try it using graham cracker crumbs the next time. Thanks for your comment, votes and shares.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very interesting recipe and the final look of the refrigerator cheese torte is very appealing. It is interesting to note you dug out an old recipe for the cornflake crust to go with this vintage recipe.

      Voted up, useful, interesting and sharing and pinning.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks moonlake,

      I am having fun getting to learn about Pinterest and sharing photos on it. Thanks for the pin!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      I've check this recipe before but never pinned it now I will. I looks so good.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Indian Chef,

      I had not heard of cornflake crusts either but fortunately located an old recipe for one. They must have been common at one time many years ago. Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi beingwell,

      Actually the photo is of my great grandmother and her sisters, one of which is the author of this old fashioned refrigerator cheese torte recipe. The dresses and hats certainly date the photo! Thanks for the share and vote up.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      I have never heard about corn flake crusts.. Thanks for sharing a rare recipe. It is worth trying. voting it up, interesting and awesome.

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      Great photos! I want to make some no-bake cakes, too. Thanks for the idea. Let me just say, I adored your grandma (and siblings) photo. They look adorable with their Sunday dresses! Sharing and voted up.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Ethel,

      This old fashioned recipe is indeed very light and airy to eat. If you decide to try it, let me know what you think. Thanks!

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      Eileen Kersey 4 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      It looks lovely. I imagine it is quite light to eat. Thanks Peggy another great recipe :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Kathleen,

      A cinnamon graham cracker crust and an orange flavor in place of the corn flake crust and lemon lemon flavor would also be delicious. The refrigerator cheese torte is extremely light which is what I liked most about it. So nice that reading this brought back good memories for you of your grandma and your mom. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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      Kathleen 5 years ago

      My Grandma Myrtle made this for my mom every year for her birthday cake with the variation of a cinnamon graham cracker crust and ours does not call for lemon, but rather orange, which was optional and my grandma didn't use. Light, refreshing, honestly good. It is delicious and instantly takes me to my grandma.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Stacy,

      The actual refrigerator cheese torte is very light. You could even consider eliminating the crust if wishing to eliminate more calories. Personally...except for looks...I don't think it added that much. Might be fun to make it in individual ramekins crust-less and just serve it with some fresh berries. I might try it that way next time. Let me know how you like it if you decide to make it. Thanks!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I know I have read this before but everytime I am looking for sometime new of yours to read my eyes keep coming over here and my mouth starts drooling and I just really want some. I might have to break the diet and break down and make this!!!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello susanm23b,

      This refrigerator cheese torte is extremely light and airy! Hope you enjoy it. Appreciate your comment.

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      susanm23b 5 years ago

      This looks so light and creamy. So great that you included the photo and handwritten recipe. What a family treasure! Thanks for sharing this with us :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Doodlehead,

      I rarely make things like this cheese torte unless we are having company over because it is just the 2 of us...and even then I send some home with our guests or give excess to neighbors. Nice of you to gift that young man with the entire cheesecake. I'll bet he was popular that night when he got home! :) Thanks for your comment.

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      Doodlehead 5 years ago from Northern California

      Emmmmmmmmm I haven't made it but it sure looks good. A customer once gave me a 15 inch cheescake that I gave to a high school kid standing at a bus stop. I am just one person and he said he had five brothers and sisters. Hope they all enjoyed it.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Suzie HQ,

      Nice to know that you liked learning some of my family history behind this refrigerator cheese torte recipe that needs no baking. Appreciate your comment, votes and the share. Thanks!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Brett,

      Glad you liked the sound of this cheese torte recipe. Wonder if any of the ingredients in South Korea are at all similar? Thanks for your comment and the share.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Peggy,

      What a fantastic story, a great bit of family history . Your recipe sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing this VU, across and shared!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      When I saw that no cooking was involved, I was excited about trying this. However, unfortunately finding those ingredients in South Korea may be more than a slight challenge lol. Hopefully some of my followers will get to try it though.

      Up, useful and shared.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi TTombso8,

      Since your mom has memories of an icebox, you might wish to read my hub concerning Ice Box Cookies. I actually have a photo of a truck that used to deliver ice for the ice boxes back then. Thanks for your comment, vote and share.

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      What a fantastic recipe! Loved it! My mom used to tell us stories about the first apartment she and my dad had in upstate New York when they were first married. It had an icebox instead of a refrigerator. She even had a regular delivery of block ice (they were married 16 1961).

      Voted up and shared.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello vox vocis,

      First of all, congratulations on your marriage. Second, thanks to billybuc for recommending my hubs. Third...enjoy this old fashioned refrigerator cheese torte recipe with my blessings! Appreciate the comment.

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      I must try out your great aunt Alvina's refrigerator cheese recipe! Love the pics you've included in this hub, too. Now that I'm married, I have to read and try out different recipes as often as possible. Thanks to billybuc (who recommended your hubs), I found a nice little recipe paradise :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello algarveview,

      Some of these old time recipes handed down from our older relatives are truly worth making over and over again. Fun to think of them enjoying the same tastes years earlier. It is the continuation of a family tradition and connects us to them whether or not we ever, in fact, ever met them. Appreciate your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi ishwaryaa22,

      So happy to hear that you liked this old fashioned recipe of the cheese torte that does not even need baking. Appreciate your comment, votes and especially the share.

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      Joana e Bruno 5 years ago from Algarve, Portugal

      Hi, Peggy, it looks absolutely delicious, I have to try this recipe, I think my kids will really love it and of course I loved you sharing with us this was such an old recipe... these little things are really something, reminding us as little children, growing up with these wonderful recipes from our great grandmothers, grandmothers or in this case your Great Aunt... Voted up and sharing! Have a great day!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      I am very fond of cheesecake. Nothing beats a fine heritage recipe as yours! Family recipes are very precious which are treasured by loved ones like you always. Your instructions and step-by-step photos are direct and handy. The first and last photos looked so luscious and well-photographed that they looked like they are in some top gourmet magazines/best-selling cookbooks! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up & Socially Shared

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Blonde Logic,

      Nice that you also have recipes from your grandmother. She sounds as though she was a great cook! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Alicia,

      This refrigerator cheese torte is indeed delicious and light. Thanks for your comment and the sharing of this hub.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mama Kim 8,

      So glad that you liked the sound of this old fashioned recipe. Nice that you are able to change your Italian recipes into English so that future generations will be able to enjoy them. Thanks for all of the votes and share.

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      Mary Wickison 5 years ago from Brazil

      I too have some recipes from my Grandmother, it is wonderful to see her handwriting and remember her making the recipe. Often she never used a recipe so she had to sit down and think what she used in it, to write a recipe for me.

      This cheese cake looks simple yet delicious, most great recipes are.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Definitely a 5 star rating for this hub, Peggy! Ricotta cheese, lemon, whipped cream - this torte sounds extremely delicious! Crushed cornflakes sound like a lovely addition, too. I love the idea that the recipe was created by your great aunt. I will share this hub.

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Fantastic recipe hub ^_^ I love the photo of the old recipe, it looks just like a lot of my family recipes (a few of which are still written in Italian). I've also been going through mine and rewriting them for future generations. This sounds like it would have a wonderfully fresh flavor, great for summer. Good choice on changing the cottage cheese to ricotta as well. The only complaint... I can't pin any of your beautiful pictures :( Voted a bunch and shared!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Rebecca,

      So glad to hear that you not only liked the sound of this recipe, but how the hub was composed using the family photo, handwritten recipe, etc. Thanks for your comment.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      The cheese torte will taste great if it tastes anywhere near as good as it looks in your photo. I just love the way you personalized this with the old hand-written recipe and the family photos!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello LaThing,

      Old recipes like this are like "antique treasures." I have quite a few more that I should try making one of these days that are handwritten by my grandmother. Hope you enjoy this refrigerator cheese torte when you make it! Thanks for the votes.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      This is an incredible recipe! I love old recipes, they are like antique treasures. I am printing it put and definitely making it soon! Voting up and useful.....

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Just Ask Susan,

      I think a graham cracker crust would also be good on this refrigerator cheese torte recipe in place of the cornflake crust. Glad that you liked the sound of it. It is light and delicious.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Oh wow this looks so good. I just bought a new spring form pan as my old one had had the biscuit and this would be the perfect recipe to brake it in.

      Can't wait to try this.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi barbergirl,

      That is so nice that you found a batch of your grandmother's old hand written recipes! I also have some that were written in an old journal and many of them were from family members. Most of it was in my grandmother's handwriting. I have been trying out some of them and have to guess at some of it...the baking times, etc. as it was not mentioned in several of them. Nice to be able to taste these old recipes this many years later. Good luck with deciphering yours!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Sadly I will not be able to make this. Out of all the kitchen gadgets I have, I do not have a spring pan... :( But maybe this might be my reason to get one. I have seen several recipes I have wanted to try that call for this type of pan and I pass them up everytime because I don't have the equipment.

      This looks mighty delicious. It reminds me of the desserts my grandma would always make and have on hand. They were always so delicious. I might have to search through some of the old recipes and see what I can find! Ironically as I was going through some boxes I actually found a stack of handwritten recipes. I thought I accidently took the bag from my mother-in-law but when I asked her about them, she said they didn't belong to her. Come to find out, I got a bag full of all my grandma's recipe. Now if only I could understand her handwriting! :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi alocsin,

      I am not an expert with regard to answering your question. Perhaps some crusts are baked first? If most cheese torte recipes have similar ingredients, I would guess that they are simply refrigerated. I would also try this without a crust to eliminate some calories. Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Are all cheese torts no-bake or just this particular version? Sounds delicious and the no-baking part means less chance for me to mess it up. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Dolores,

      It is nice to have recipes especially in the summer where the kitchen does not have to be heated up. Am sure you would like this refrigerator cheese torte if you give it a try. Have you never eaten jello? Thanks for your comment.

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      Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Hi Peggy - I love your old family recipes! And this one would be great for a summer dessert. No oven heating up the house. But I mess confess to a strange fear of using gelatin. Don't know why. Perhaps I will face my fears and try this one out!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello pennylu,

      Thank you! I feel honored to have won one of the weekly prizes out of so many good entries. Enjoy this no bake refrigerator cheese torte with your daughter. Appreciate your comment.

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      Penny Lulich 5 years ago from Indiana

      Oh, I just love this old fashioned dessert! I think some of the old recipes are the best. I can't wait to try this one with my daughter! And congrats on the weekly win!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks Mary. I feel honored to have been chosen as one of the daily winners by the judges in the cooking contest. Perhaps they liked it because it was such an old recipe brought to life again. Appreciate your comment.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Just wanted to come back and add my congrats on your winning recipe. I had read it earlier and I thought it was a winner then.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Thelma,

      It is true that so many good recipes have popped up because of this HP contest. Trying them all would take some time! Thanks for the congrats on this refrigerator cheese torte recipe, your comment, votes and the share. Appreciate it!

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Congrats for your win! I love HubPages! I don´t have to buy cook books again. I´ll definitely try this Cheese Torte. Thanks for sharing Peggy. Voted up and awesome!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Purple Perl,

      Thanks for the congratulations on this hub winning one of the daily prizes in this current recipe contest. It was a welcomed surprise and honor, as there are so many good recipes being submitted by very talented writers. Nice to know that you liked the photos of this refrigerator cheese torte. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Debbie,

      Quite often those old recipes like this one are the best. Enjoy this refrigerator cheese torte when you make it.

      I do have a facebook account but go weeks at a time...sometimes a month or more without looking at it. Also, I don't have that many "friends" because when people have wanted to "friend" me, if I did not know who they were, I always declined. I don't play those games, send smiles or other things that many people do.

      Someone suggested setting up another account and friending everyone. Is that what you have done? I have just been leary about letting too many people know personal information...but with another account...almost like a business account...that could be done.

      Your prayer request group idea sounds like a good one. Obviously you must allow many people to join. Let me know how you handle your FB account if different from the way I do it. Thanks! And thanks for your comment and invitation.

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      Purple Perl 5 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Congrats on a well deserved win,Peggy! My mouth is watering just eyeing the torte in the pics. Wonderful to see a handwritten recipe and thanks for sharing this handed down recipe.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Peggy.. I am going to try this.. it looks wonderful.. I find these recipes from our family members that's been around for years and years are the best.. I love your pictures.. of your family members and your stories about them.. are you on Facebook? I am Deborah Brooks Langford.. I have started a prayer request page.. I would love for you to join.. if you want to..

      God Bless you

      Debbie

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi vespawoolf,

      Thanks for the congrats and thanks for taking the time to read about this old time family recipe. Appreciate your comment.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Congrats on your win, Peggy W!!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks ktrapp. It is fun venturing back in memories and tasting some of these old time recipes that came from my family. Appreciate your comment and the congrats on the weekly win in this current recipe contest.

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      Kristin Trapp 5 years ago from Illinois

      I know two things for sure - (1) I should not be perusing this recipe before dinner, and (2) Your grandmother must have been a fabulous baker. I always enjoy seeing her handwritten recipes, as well as the family photos and stories that go along with them. Another terrific looking recipe! I'm so glad this hub was one of the weekly contest winners as it is very deserving of the recognition.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Gail,

      Thank you so much for the congratulations on a winning entry in this monthly contest. My long gone relatives would probably also be amazed and happy. Really appreciate your 5 star rating and your votes.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi kelleyward,

      Thank you so much for the congrats on winning for this old fashioned recipe that I found from looking through my mother's saved files from our relatives. Still have more to sift through and possibly do some sample cooking and baking. This is a thrill to know that others are interested in these old recipes.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello anglnwu,

      Thank you! I had no idea that this old fashioned refrigerator cheese torte recipe coming down from my family had won until I just checked the HubPage comments section and saw your posting. Appreciate the contratulations. I am so pleased and am sure that my great aunt would be astounded at modern technology that can share things like this.

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Congrats on your contest win for this great hub! It's really great that you're sharing recipes passed down from your grandparents' generation. It looks delicious and I love the way you garnished with extra strawberries.

      Given 5 stars and rated up across the board except for funny.