Monday, April 2, 2012

Light Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake

It is not easy to find a healthy/lighter dessert that doesn't taste healthy or light.

But when you do it is bliss...pure bliss.

You mean I don't have to feel an intense wave of guilt and vivid visualization of me literally killing myself at the gym with every bite? Sign me up!

This is one of those desserts. It is creamy and delicious much like your average "full-fatted" (yeah, I make up words) cheesecake but it harbors much less guilt.

Go on, do you're little happy dance. I have one too. No shame, no shame at all.

Light Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake


non stick cooking spray
1/2 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
1 tbsp light butter, softened
8 oz package reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
6 oz fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt
2 large egg whites
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar-free strawberry jam


Heat oven to 350°. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick spray.

Mix together graham cracker crumbs and butter with a fork until evenly moistened. Press evenly into bottom of prepared pan.

Gently beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth using an electric mixer. Gradually beat in fat free yogurt, egg whites, lemon juice, and flour. Do not over beat. Pour over graham cracker crust.

Stir jam until smooth. Drop by small spoonfuls over surface of filling. Using a knife, swirl jam gently through filling to create marble effect.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool to room temperature. Chill a few hours in the refrigerator.

1 comment:

Taylor said...

A dessert I don't have to spend an extra hour at the gym for?! Count me in!!

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