Creamy Strawberry Cheesecake

51  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 4 hr 20 min total
  • Makes 16 servings.

This creamy baked cheesecake made with low-fat cottage cheese and reduced fat cream cheese is topped with an easy strawberry sauce and sliced berries.

Creamy Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 container (24 oz.) reduced-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 cups cholesterol-free egg product, divided
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries, divided

Instructions

  • Preheat  oven to 325°F if using a silver 9-inch springform pan (or to 300°F if using a dark nonstick 9-inch springform pan). Mix crumbs, 2 Tbsp. of the sugar and butter until well blended; press firmly onto bottom of pan. Set aside.
  • Place  cottage cheese and 1/2 cup of the egg product in blender or food processor container; cover. Blend well; set aside. Beat Neufchatel, 3/4 cup of the remaining sugar, remaining 1-1/2 cups egg product and extract in large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until well blended. Add cottage cheese mixture; mix well. Pour over crust.
  • Bake  1 hour 20 minutes or until cheesecake is puffed and center is almost set. Cool on rack 15 minutes. Carefully run metal spatula or knife around edge of cheesecake to loosen; remove side of pan. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  • Place  1 cup of the strawberries and remaining 2 Tbsp. sugar in blender container; cover. Blend until pureed. Arrange remaining sliced strawberries on top of cheesecake; drizzle with strawberry puree. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseAn occasional dessert can be part of a balanced diet, but remember to keep tabs on portions.

How to Soften Neufchatel CheesePlace completely unwrapped packages of Neufchatel on microwavable plate. Microwave on HIGH 15 to 20 seconds or until slightly softened.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 210 
    • Total fat 10 g
    • Saturated fat 6 g
    • Cholesterol 30 mg
    • Sodium 340 mg
    • Carbohydrate 20 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 16 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 11 g
    • Vitamin A 10 %DV
    • Vitamin C 20 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 8 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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