KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If you're looking for a healthy alternative to your favorite holiday treats, look no further. Try this recipe for Holiday Delight Cheesecake.
Holiday Delight Cheesecake
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoon acceptable margarine (less than 2 gm. sat. fat), melted
3 (8 ounce package) fat free cream cheese, softened (use BLOCKS of fat-free cream cheese)
¾ cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons lemon juice
¾ cup cholesterol free egg product
1 (8 ounce carton) nonfat lemon yogurt
Cherry Pie Filling (optional)
Heat oven to 350ْ F. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and margarine. Mix well. Pat into bottom of 9” or 10” springform pan. Set aside. Beat cream cheese, sugar and flour together until light and smooth. Gradually add lemon juice and egg product; beat well. Add lemon yogurt and mix thoroughly. Pour over prepared crust. Loosely place aluminum foil over springform pan. Bake 60-70 minutes or until center of cake is set. (Surface will have cracked appearance). Gently run tip of knife between cake and edge of pan. Cool to room temperature before removing rim of pan. Chill. Store in airtight container. Serve garnished with cherry pie filling, fruit, or whipped topping.
Makes 12 servings
Note: The texture of this cheesecake is soft and therefore needs to be thoroughly chilled before serving—if it is baked 24 hours in advance and refrigerated, it is much easier to serve.
Nutritional information per serving: Calories: 179; Fat 2.5 g (Saturated fat .7g); Cholesterol 5 mg; Sodium 408 mg; Carbohydrates 28 g; Protein 11.2 g