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Low-Fat Cheesecake Recipe

Low-Fat Cheesecake Recipe

"No one would ever guess this smooth, rich-tasting dessert is low in fat," assures field editor Vera Reid of Laramie, Wyoming. "Drizzled with cherry pie filling, it's a delicious lovely treat."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free sour cream
  • 1 cup reduced-sugar cherry pie filling


  • 1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, 2/3 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add egg substitute; beat until smooth. Pour into a 9-in. pie plate that has been coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until puffy and light brown around the edges. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, combine sour cream and remaining sugar and vanilla. Spread over cheesecake. Bake 15 minutes longer. Cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate.
  • 3. Before serving, top each serving with 2 tablespoons cherry pie filling. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 214 calories, 1 g fat (0 saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 342 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fruit.