- 1 1/4 cups low-fat graham cracker crumbs (about 8 cookie sheets)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Cooking spray
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups fat-free cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
- 1/4 cup vanilla fat-free yogurt
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 large egg yolks
- 2 large egg whites
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups chopped strawberries
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
Preheat oven to 325°.
To prepare crust, combine first 3 ingredients; toss with a fork until moist. Press into bottom and up sides of a 10-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray; chill.
To prepare filling, combine 1/2 cup sugar and next 8 ingredients (1/2 cup sugar through egg yolks) in a blender, and process until smooth. Place cheese mixture in a large bowl. Place egg whites in a second large bowl; beat until soft peaks form. Add 2 tablespoons sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg white mixture into cheese mixture; pour into prepared crust.
Bake at 325° for 45 minutes or until center barely moves when pan is touched. Cool to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.
To prepare sauce, combine strawberries, 3 tablespoons sugar, and cornstarch in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Cool slightly. Place strawberry mixture in a blender; process until smooth. Strain. Serve with pie
Traditional cheesecakes are full of fat and calories, but this lightened dessert calls for light cream cheese and fat-free cottage cheese and yogurt, which gives it a light and airy texture without sacrificing great taste.
- Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1 wedge of pie and 3 tablespoons sauce)
|Calories per serving:||259|
|Caloriesfromfat per serving:||30%|
|Fat per serving:||8.7g|
|Saturated fat per serving:||4.2g|
|Monounsaturated fat per serving:||2.8g|
|Polyunsaturated fat per serving:||0.9g|
|Protein per serving:||8.9g|
|Carbohydrate per serving:||36.6g|
|Fiber per serving:||1.1g|
|Cholesterol per serving:||103mg|
|Iron per serving:||0.9mg|
|Sodium per serving:||328mg|
|Calcium per serving:||58mg|
Good to Know
You’ll never miss the extra calories with this lightened version of the classic cheesecake. A combination of cottage cheese, low-fat cream cheese, whipped egg whites, and yogurt give the filling a smooth and creamy texture with only half the fat of the original. Paired with a sauce of fresh, vitamin C–rich strawberries makes this dessert the perfect finale to any meal.