The dessert recipes in the fabulous and funny Looney Spoons cookbooks are already incredibly healthy and low-fat… but then we tweaked the recipe just a bit to be even more sugar-reduced, for a dinner party where two-thirds of my guests had special diet requirements. Turned out great — Low-fat Food Made Fun! as the cook-authors say — and now it’s semi-regular on our menu!
Low-Fat Low-Sugar Cheesecake Recipe
1½ cups crushed low-fat graham wafers
(or equivalent in graham cracker crumbs)
1 egg white
1 cup low-fat (1%) cottage cheese
2 cups low-fat sour cream
½ cup Splenda™
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Mix the graham cracker crumbs and egg white for crust, and press into an 8″ pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Then, reduce the oven temperature to 300°F.
Meanwhile, mix up the filling:
• Blend cottage cheese and sour cream.
• Add Splenda™, flour, egg, egg whites and vanilla.
Pour filling into the pie crust.
Bake at 300°F for about 1¼ hours.
Refrigerate for at least 5 hours before cutting the cheesecake for serving.
Top each piece of cheesecake with fresh fruit and/or a fruit coulee, with a decorative drizzle of low-sugar chocolate sauce or chocolate shavings — yumm!
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