Skinny Recipe: Low Sugar Patriotic Cheesecake

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A low-sugar cheesecake will please everyone this holiday weekend whether they’re on a diet or not!  You can make this as one large cake for easy transportation or break them up into mini muffins for kids and easy portion control.

flag cheesecake
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Makes 16 servings


3 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
4 TBSP margarine, melted
1 envelope (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
1 cup skim milk
2 packages (8 ounces each) plus one 3 ounce package of reduced fat cream cheese, softened
2 TBSP lemon juice
1 TBSP grated lemon zest
1/3 plus 3 TBSP NutraSweet® Spoonful™
2 TSP vanilla
1 pint strawberries
1 pint blueberries
Optional- light whipped cream (in the can)


Mix crumbs, margarine and 3 tablespoons NutraSweet® Spoonful™ in medium bowl; pat evenly on bottom of jelly roll pan, 15 X 10 inches.

Sprinkle gelatin over milk in small saucepan; let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Heat over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved. Cool to room temperature.

Beat cream cheese until fluffy in large bowl; gradually beat in milk mixture. Beat in lemon juice and rind, vanilla and 1/3 to 1/2 cup NutraSweet® Spoonful™. Pour mixture over crust; refrigerate until set, 3 to 4 hours.

Before serving, decorate to look like a flag, using the blueberries for the stars, strawberries for the red stripes and whipped cream for the white stripes (optional).

Nutritional Information

Calories 209
Fat 13g
Cholesterol 36 mg
Sodium 258mg
Carbohydrates 19g
Protein 5g

Posted on May 25, 2014 at 8:04 am

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