Low-Fat Cheesecake

    A slice of cheesecake with lemon shavings on a plate with a fork and napkin sitting in front of a full cheesecake with lemon shavingsThere are very few people who can resist a decadent slice of cheesecake. But a traditional slice can have over 18 grams of fat and weigh in at over 500 calories.

    But no worries! This recipe captures all the desserts creamy goodness – with only half the fat and calories! Plus, this recipe allows you to get creative by adding your choice of toppings for additional flavors, such as raspberries, strawberries, cherries…even lemon (for lemon cheesecake, add a teaspoon of lemon extract and 1/4 cup of finely grated lemon zest, and top the cake with lemon peel shavings for decoration).

    Prep Time: 1 hour
    Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
    Servings: 14

    Ingredients

    Crust:
    9 whole low-fat cinnamon graham crackers, broken in half
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    Cooking spray

    Filling:
    2 8-ounce packages Neufchatel cream cheese, softened
    2 8-ounce packages fat-free cream cheese, softened
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
    2 large eggs plus 3 egg whites
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

    Assorted toppings, such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or cherries

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