Cherry cheesecake with a lighter approach
Low fat cottage cheese and egg whites make this dessert healthier
Meijer NuVal™ Trade Up Recipe of the Week
NuVal™ Scores 1 to 100, the higher the number, the better the Nutrition! Find scores on shelf price tags at Meijer stores.
Trading up to 2% cottage cheese and replacing some of the whole eggs with egg whites makes this cheese cake much healthier!
2 HONEY MAID Chocolate Grahams, crushed (about 1/3 cup) NuVal- 24
2 cups BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN 2% Milkfat Low Fat Cottage Cheese NuVal- 31
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, softened NuVal- 21
½ cup plain nonfat yogurt NuVal-100
3 Tbsp. sugar, divided NuVal- 1
2 Tbsp. flour NuVal- 77
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg NuVal- 44
2 egg whites NuVal- 59
2 tsp. MINUTE Tapioca NuVal- 4
1 cup canned pitted tart cherries in water, drained, juice reserved NuVal- 96
1. Heat oven to 325ºF.
2. Sprinkle crumbs onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
3. Process cottage cheese in processor until smooth. Add Neufchatel, yogurt, 2 Tbsp. sugar, flour and vanilla; process until well blended. Add egg, and egg whites 1 at a time, pulsing after each just until blended. Pour over crumbs.
4. Bake 40 to 45 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool 1 hour before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours. Meanwhile, bring 1/3 cup reserved cherry liquid, tapioca and remaining sugar to boil in large saucepan on medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Simmer on medium-low heat 2 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Gently stir in cherries. Refrigerate until ready to use.
5. Pour sauce over cheesecake just before serving.
Recipe adapted from kraftrecipes.com
Nutritional Information per serving- Calories: 140, Protein: 8g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Carbohydrate: 16g, Fiber: 0g, Sodium: 260mg, Cholesterol: 35mg
Nutrition Notes: Using 2% cottage cheese and Egg Beater egg whites raises the NuVal score by 35 points and saved 160 calories!