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Light Cheesecake Recipe
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Light Cheesecake Recipe

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"Our family loves cheesecake, but I wanted to serve something healthier, so I came up with this lighter version," shares Diane Roth from Adams, Wisconsin. "I make it for holidays and everyday snacking."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 70 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 70 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups crushed reduced-fat vanilla wafers (about 40 wafers)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 311 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 10 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs, butter and 1 teaspoon sugar. Press onto the bottom and 1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the reduced-fat and fat-free cream cheese, and cornstarch until smooth. Add eggs and egg whites; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the sour cream and extract. Pour into crust. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 325° for 60-65 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish with strawberries. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Light Cheesecake in Taste of Home December/January 2003, p53

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 311 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 10 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 24, 2011

no where in the recipe does it ever say to add the other 1 1/4 cups of suger. I was getting ready to put this into the oven and felt like I was forgetting something. I had to scoop the filling back out of the crust and fold in the sugar...i will be very disappointed if this ruined the outcome.

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