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Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake

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Savor The Flavors Of Rich Foods, Without All The Calories

Savor The Flavors Of Rich Foods, Without All The Calories
(NAPSA) - Any time of year is a good time to start a weight-loss plan-and shedding the pounds is a lot easier if you don't have to drop all your favorite foods as well.

Fortunately, "lite" and "no sugar added" versions of various kitchen staples can help make it easier to create healthier versions of delicious dishes. The following recipes, from the kitchen at Knouse Foods, take advantage of real fruit flavors, but have less sugar, fat and calories than traditional recipes.

Ingredients:

  • Crust:

    • 1/2 cup almonds, crushed
    • 60 reduced-fat chocolate wafers, crushed
    • 2 Tbsp. margarine or yogurt spread, melted
    • 12 oz. Musselman's Strawberry Lite Fruit 'N Sauce (or any flavour)
    • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch

  • Filling:

    • 24 oz. (3 packages) fat-free cream cheese
    • 3 eggs
    • 3/4 cup Splenda
    • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
    • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
    • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
    • 4 oz. Musselman's Strawberry Lite Fruit 'N Sauce

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 . Mix crushed almonds and chocolate wafers, pour in melted margarine. Grease 9-inch springform cheesecake pan, line bottom with parchment paper. Press wafer mixture into bottom of pan, bake 10 minutes. Mix Fruit 'N Sauce with cornstarch, pour into crust, return to oven and bake 15 minutes. Let cool.

For filling, mix cream cheese until smooth, then add eggs, Splenda, vanilla, sour cream, cornstarch and mix another 3 minutes. To create swirl, take 1/4 cup of filling, place in a bowl and whisk in 4 oz. Fruit 'N Sauce.

Pour filling in baked crust. Drizzle swirl mixture clockwise one teaspoon at a time; with a knife, superficially make swirls on top of the cheesecake. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 1 hr. 15 minutes or until center is firm. Remove from oven, let cool before removing rim of springform pan. Refrigerate a minimum of 4 hours.

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 39 Calories, 2g Fat, 2g Protein, 3g Carbohydrate, 45mg Cholesterol, 14mg Sodium.


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