Strawberry-Topped Cheesecake

Slice into this low-fat cheesecake and you'll forget you're dieting. Fat-free cheese and sour cream provide plenty of creamy texture and rich flavor but keep the dessert within healthy eating guidelines.


Strawberry-Topped Cheesecake

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Servings: 12
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup 
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 4   teaspoons 
    margarine or butter, melted
  • 2  8  ounce package 
    fat-free cream cheese (block style)
  • 1   cup 
    fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1/4  cup 
    fat-free milk
  • 3/4  cup 
    sugar
  • 2   tablespoons 
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4  teaspoons 
    vanilla
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    shredded lemon peel
  • 3   
    eggs or 3/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
  • 1/4  cup 
    fat-free or light dairy sour cream
  • 2   teaspoons 
    fat-free milk
  • 1   teaspoon 
    sugar
  • 1   cup 
    sliced strawberries
Directions
1.
In a small bowl stir together the graham cracker crumbs and melted margarine or butter. Press onto the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan. Set aside.
2.
Cut up the cream cheese. In a large food processor bowl place the undrained cottage cheese and the 1/4 cup milk. Cover and process until smooth. Add cream cheese, the 3/4 cup sugar, the flour, 1 teaspoon of the vanilla, and the lemon peel. Cover; process until smooth. Add the eggs or egg product and process just until combined. Do not over process. Pour mixture into pan. Place on a baking sheet.
3.
Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool for 15 minutes. Using a narrow metal spatula, loosen the side of the cheesecake from pan. Cool 30 minutes more, then remove the side of pan. Cool completely. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours.
4.
In a small bowl combine the sour cream, 2 teaspoons milk, the 1 teaspoon sugar, and the remaining vanilla. To serve, arrange berries on top of cheesecake; drizzle with sour cream mixture. Makes 12 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 163, Fat, total (g) 3, chol. (mg) 62, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 22, fiber (g) 0, pro. (g) 11, sodium (mg) 92, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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