Monday, March 7, 2011

Low-Fat Berry Marble Cheesecake

Low-Fat Berry Marble Cheesecake

Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens

12 to 16 servings

Prep: 40 minutes
Bake:: 45 minutes
Cool:: 1 hour 45 minutes


1/3 cup crushed graham crackers (about 5 squares)

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or just use cinnamon graham crackers like I did)

3 8-ounce packages nonfat cream cheese

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel (says optional, but its not optional! I used the zest of one lemon.)

1/2 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product (thawed)

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup nonfat sour cream (For my topping, I chose to whip 3/4 cup-ish of heavy cream with a tbsp.-ish of sugar until formed stiff peaks, and then mixed in a few dollops of sour cream. I loved the topping swirled with the raspberry preserves!)

1/4 cup seedless red raspberry preserves

sliced strawberries for topping


1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F.

2. For crust, stir together crushed graham crackers and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl. Sprinkle onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of a well-greased 8- or 9-inch springform pan. Set pan aside.

3. For filling, combine cream cheese, sugar, flour, vanilla, and, if desired, lemon peel in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add the refrigerated or thawed egg product all at once, beating on low speed just until combined (do not overbeat). Stir in milk.

4. Pour filling into crust-lined pan. Place springform pan in a shallow baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes for an 8-inch pan or 35 to 40 minutes for a 9-inch pan, or until center appears nearly set when gently shaken.

5. Cool in springform pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Loosen crust from sides of pan with a thin-bladed knife or narrow spatula and cool 30 minutes more. Remove sides of pan; cool 1 hour. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours. Top with nonfat sour cream and spoon on seedless red raspberry preserves; swirl with a spoon. Add sliced strawberries if desired. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

· Calories 164 (maybe a little more if you make my topping). Isnt that so lightJ

1 comment:

  1. Did you actually buy a frozen egg product? Or what if I used an egg? How necessary is that?