Ricotta Cheesecake with Apple Topper – Diabetic Stylie

Light ricotta cheese and reduced-fat cream cheese help make this creamy delight a smart dessert for a diabetes meal plan

MAKES: 12 servings

SERVING SIZE: 1 slice

CARB GRAMS PER SERVING: 26

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1

    15 ounce carton light or part-skim ricotta cheese

  • 1 1/2

    8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)

  • 1/3

    cup sugar or sugar substitute blend* equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1/4

    cup honey

  • 1/4

    cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 2

    tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2

    egg yolks

  • 4

    egg whites

  • Apple Topper

    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

    2. In large mixing bowlicon, beat ricotta cheese, cream cheese, sugar, honey, applesauce, and flour with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until smooth. Add egg yolks all at once. Beat on low speed just until combined. In a clean large mixing bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Fold about one-fourth of the egg whites into the ricotta mixture. Fold in remaining egg whites.

    3. Spoon filling into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Place in shallow baking pan. Bake 1 hour or until center appears nearly set when gently shaken.

    4. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. (Cheesecake will crack.) Using a thin metal spatula, loosen cheesecake from side of pan; cool for 30 minutes more. Remove side of pan; cool completely. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours. To serve, top sliced cheesecake with Apple Topper.** Makes 12 servings (1 slice each).

    Tip

    • *Sugar Substitutes: Choose from Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking or Equal Sugar Lite. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar.
      PER SERVING WITH SUGAR SUBSTITUTE: same as above, except 201 cal., 23 g carb.
      Carb Choices: 1-1/2

    Tip

    • **Test Kitchen Tip: If not serving the whole cheesecake at one time, do not spoon Apple Topper over whole cheesecake, Simply spoon some of the topper over individual servings.

    Now this dessert is Yum Yum Yum…a lovely weekend treat!…mind you, I think i might have to eat it all lol! 

    This recipe is courtesy of DIABETIC LIVING MAGAZINE.


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    Lori
    November 7, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    I am drooling now…sounds good!

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    Marlynne
    November 7, 2012 / 12:38 am

    Glad to see you are trying. Recipe sounds and looks good! Of course like all food the serving size is the secret. Bummer! P. S. Thi is my third try with your robot proof trap I don't like those things!!

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