Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Strawberry-Peach Cream Cheese Spread

August 19, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Strawberry-Peach Cream Cheese Spread. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Strawberry 100% Fruit Spread, Peach 100% Fruit Spread, Amaretto, and Fat Free Cream Cheese. The Spread is 26 calories and 5 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Strawberry-Peach Cream Cheese Spread
Perfect for pairing with crisp vanilla wafers, this summery, low-carb fruit topping is simply divine! And with just four ingredients and a few simple preparation steps, indulging couldn’t be easier.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes

1/4 cup strawberry 100% fruit spread
1/4 cup peach 100% fruit spread
1 1/2 teaspoons Amaretto
8 ounces (1 block) fat-free cream cheese

Directions
Yield: 24 servings
Serving size: 2 teaspoons

1 – Combine strawberry fruit spread, peach fruit spread, and Amaretto in a bowl. Whisk well. Place block of cream cheese on a serving plate. Spoon fruit topping over it. Serve with vanilla wafers.

* The fruit sauce can also be packaged in a jar as a gift or served over ice cream or angel food cake.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 26 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 1 g, Sodium: 45 mg
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Cold and Creamy Fruit Cups

January 21, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Cold and Creamy Fruit Cups. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Fat Free Cream Cheese, Fat Free Sour Cream, Equal Spoonful, Lemon Juice, Canned Peaches, Frozen Unsweetened Blueberries, Frozen Unsweetened Raspberries, Canned Pineapple, Canned Mandarin Oranges, and Peach Halves. The Dessert is 75 calories and 14 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cold and Creamy Fruit Cups
A refreshing creamy frozen dessert filled with peaches, oranges and berries. Because it’s made ahead, this is a great treat for unexpected guests.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese
1 cup fat-free sour cream
1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful*
2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh or canned drained peaches
1 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries
1 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries or halved or quartered strawberries
1 cup cubed fresh or canned drained pineapple
1 (11-ounce) can Mandarin orange segments, drained
12 pecan halves (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Beat cream cheese, sour cream, Equal® and lemon juice in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Fold in fruit by hand.
2 – Spoon mixture into 12 paper-lined muffin cups or spread into 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Garnish with pecan halves, if desired.
3 – Freeze 6 to 8 hours or until firm. Let stand at room temperature 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly softened before serving.
Makes 12 fruit cups.

*May substitute 8 packets Equal sweetener

Tip: If 11x7x2-inch baking dish is used, cut dessert into squares and serve on small plates with Raspberry Sauce or Strawberry Sauce, if desired. The fruit mixture can also be spooned into hollowed out orange halves and frozen. Cut thin slice from bottom of orange halves so they will stand. Place in muffin cups to freeze.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 fruit cup): calories 75, protein 5 g, carbohydrate 14 g, fat 0 g, cholesterol 3 mg, sodium 130 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1 very lean meat, 1 fruit.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/cold_and_creamy_fruit_cups_recipe.html

Chocolate Coconut Bonbons

January 7, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert | 1 Comment
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I have a recipe for Chocolate Coconut Bonbons to pass along. To make the Bonbons you’ll be needing Fat Free Cream Cheese, Splenda Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Fat-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk, Flaked Coconut, Crisp Rice Cereal, and Squares of Semisweet Chocolate. The Bonbons are 90 calories and 12 net carbs per Bonbon. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Chocolate Coconut Bonbons
Chocolate Coconut BonbonsThese little balls of chocolaty coconut joy are perfect for any occasion.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk
2 cups flaked coconut
2 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
9 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, and sweetened condensed milk. Mix in the coconut and rice cereal to form a workable dough. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.

2 – Melt chocolate over a double boiler, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat when melted. Use toothpicks to hold the balls while dipping in the chocolate. Set on wax paper to dry.
Makes 36 bonbons.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 bonbon): Calories: 90; Calories from Fat: 35; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 50mg; Total Carbs: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 10g; Protein: 2g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/chocolate_coconut_bon_bons_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Tiramisu Parfait

December 31, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Tiramisu Parfait. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Sugar Free Angel Food Cake, Instant Decaffeinated Coffee Powder, Hot Water, Mascarpone Cheese, Fat Free Cream Cheese, Dark Brown Sugar, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Vanilla Extract, and Cocoa Powder. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Tiramisu Parfait
A splendid, reduced calorie twist to the traditional tiramisu dessert.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (10.5-ounce) package sugar free angel food cake, purchased from bakery
3 1/2 teaspoons instant decaffeinated coffee powder
1 1/2 cups hot water
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
1 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cocoa powder

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cut angel food cake into 1-inch cubes. Set aside.
2 – Dissolve instant coffee in hot water. Chill in refrigerator.
3 – Combine mascarpone and cream cheese in mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons coffee, dark brown sugar, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and vanilla. Mix well. Set aside.
4 – Pour cold coffee into a 13x9x2-inch pan.
5 – To Assemble Tiramisu: Quickly dip half of angel food cake pieces into the coffee. Remove immediately and place in medium glass serving bowl. Spread half of cheese mixture on top. Sprinkle with 1 tsp cocoa powder. Repeat with remaining angel food cake, cheese mixture, and cocoa.
6 – Cover and chill for three hours or overnight before serving.
Makes 8 (1/2 cup) servings.

Tip: To make Berry Tiramisu add fresh raspberries or blueberries in between cake layer and cream cheese layer.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe; 1/2 cup): Calories 210 | Calories from Fat 60 | Fat 7g (sat 4.0g) | Cholesterol 20mg | Sodium 560mg | Carbohydrates 38g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 6g | Protein 8g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/tiramisu_parfait_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – No-Bake Coconut Cream Pie

September 10, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a No-Bake Coconut Cream Pie. The Dessert is made using Water, Unflavored Gelatin, Reduced Fat Coconut Milk, Fat Free Cream Cheese, Sugar Substitute, Vanilla, Coconut Extract, Reduced-Fat Graham Cracker Pie Crust, and Unsweetened Flaked Coconut. It’s an Easy to make, No Bake, and Diabetic Friendly Dessert! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

No-Bake Coconut Cream Pie
Looking for a decadent dessert that’s high in flavor but low in carbs? You’ll love this tropical pie! And with no baking required, it’s perfect for days when you want to stay out of the kitchen and in the sun!

Ingredients
2 tablespoons water
1 packet (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
1 can (about 14 ounces) reduced-fat coconut milk
1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
9 packets sugar substitute or equivalent to 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 reduced-fat graham cracker pie crust
1/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut, toasted

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 slice pie

1. Place water in small microwavable bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over water; let stand 1 minute. Microwave on high 20 seconds or until gelatin is completely dissolved.

2. Combine coconut milk, cream cheese, 8 packets sugar substitute, vanilla, coconut extract and gelatin mixture in blender; blend until smooth. Pour mixture into prepared crust; cover and chill about 4 hours, or until firm.

3. Before serving, toast coconut in small nonstick skillet over low heat until golden brown. Toss coconut with remaining 1 packet sugar substitute; sprinkle over pie. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 118 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 175 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/no-bake-coconut-cream-pie/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Lemon Cheesecake Bars

June 25, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Lemon Cheesecake Bars. To make this week’s dish you’ll need Fat Free Cream Cheese, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Sugar, Vanilla, Lemon Juice, Lemon Peel, Egg Substitute, Fat Free Sour Cream, Sugar Substitute, and Raspberries. This will make one refreshing and light Dessert! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Lemon Cheesecake Bars
These elegant cheesecake bars are the perfect way to end any springtime meal. Topped with fresh berries, these seasonal sweet treats provide all the yumminess of cheesecake without being too heavy or dense.

Ingredients
4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon peel, divided
1/2 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
1 container (8 ounces) fat-free sour cream
5 packets sugar substitute or equivalent of 10 teaspoons sugar, divided
2 cups raspberries or other berries

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 slice cheesecake with topping (1/12 of total recipe)

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer at high speed until smooth. Add lemon juice, 1 teaspoon lemon peel, and egg substitute; beat until well blended. Pour into prepared pan.

3 – Bake 40 minutes or until firm to touch. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

4 – Combine sour cream and 3 packets sugar substitute in medium bowl; whisk until smooth. Spoon sour cream mixture over cooled cheesecake, smoothing evenly over top; refrigerate overnight.

5 – Toss raspberries with remaining 2 packets sugar substitute 30 minutes before serving; let stand at room temperature. Just before serving, toss berries with remaining 1 teaspoon lemon peel. Spoon berry mixture on top of cheesecake.

Nutrition Information:
Exchanges per serving: 1 Bread/Starch, 1 Fat, 1/2 Meat.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/lemon-cheesecake-bars/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Cherry Bowl Cheesecakes

June 4, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Cherry Bowl Cheesecakes. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Fat Free Cream Cheese, Reduced Fat Free Cream Cheese, Skim Milk, Sugar Substitute, Almond Extract, Fat Free Vanilla Wafers, and Light Cherry Pie Filling. We got another good one this week! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Cherry Bowl Cheesecakes
Nothing says warm weather like the sweet taste of cherries. If you agree, you’ll love our individually portioned, no-bake cherry cheesecakes — these delightful desserts are the perfect indulgence for a special occasion!

Ingredients
1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk
4 packets sugar substitute or equivalent of 8 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
40 reduced-fat vanilla wafers
1 can (16 ounces) light cherry pie filling

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 cheesecake

1 – Beat cream cheese, milk, sugar substitute, and almond extract in medium bowl with electric mixer at high speed until well blended.

2 – Place one vanilla wafer on bottom of 4-ounce ramekin.* Arrange four additional vanilla wafers around side of ramekin. Repeat with remaining wafers. Fill each ramekin with 1/4 cup cream cheese mixture; top each with 1/4 cup cherry pie filling. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

*Note: If ramekins are not available, you may substitute with custard dishes or line 8 muffin cups with foil liners and fill according to above directions.

1 – Cheesecake Parfaits: Crush 32 wafers. Prepare cream cheese mixture as directed above. Layer half of crushed wafers, half of cream cheese mixture, and half of pie filling in 8 small dessert glasses. Repeat layers. Garnish with remaining wafers and fat-free whipped topping, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 214 calories, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 16 mg, Sodium: 387 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/cherry-bowl-cheesecakes/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Overnight Baked Stuffed French Toast

May 4, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Overnight Baked Stuffed French Toast. Made using Cooking Spray, French Bread, Fat Free Cream Cheese, Egg Substitute, Skim Milk, Vanilla Extract, Sugar-Free Maple-Flavored Syrup, and Cinnamon. And Breakfast is served! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Overnight Baked Stuffed French Toast

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 1 hour
Chilling time: 8 hours
Standing time: 15 minutes

Cooking spray
1 loaf (16 ounces) French bread, cut into 20 slices
1 block (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
3 cups liquid egg substitute
2 cups skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup sugar-free, maple-flavored syrup
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 slice (approximately 3 inches x 3.25 inches)

1 – Coat a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with cooking spray. Layer 10 slices of bread in the bottom of the baking dish (you may need to cut some slices to fit). Top evenly with cream cheese slices, then remaining bread slices.

2 – In a large bowl, whisk together egg substitute, milk, vanilla extract, syrup, and cinnamon. Pour over bread, coating all the bread. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, or 8 hours.

3 – Remove from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature 15 minutes while oven preheats to 350ºF. Bake 1 hour, or until all liquid is absorbed and the French toast is set in the center. When the top begins to brown slightly, lay a sheet of aluminum foil over the baking dish.

4 – Cut into 12 pieces and serve with Rise-n-shine raspberry syrup.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 183 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 15 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 486 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – PUMPKIN-MAPLE CRUSTLESS CHEESECAKE

September 19, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a PUMPKIN-MAPLE CRUSTLESS CHEESECAKE. This one just screams the upcoming Fall Season! It’s made using; Fat Free Cream Cheese, Eggs, Splenda Brown Sugar, Low Fat Maple or Vanilla Yogurt, Rum Flavoring, and Seasoning. This is is just one of many Diabetic Friendly Recipes that you can find at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website so be sure to check it out! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

PUMPKIN-MAPLE CRUSTLESS CHEESECAKE
Ingredients

3 (8 ounce) packages fat-free cream cheese, warmed in a microwave for 15 seconds
1/3 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
3 large eggs
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup low-fat maple or vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon imitation maple or rum flavoring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup thinly sliced crystallized ginger (garnish)

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat the bottom and sides of a 9-inch spring form pan with non-stick cooking spray.
2 – Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and Splenda Brown Sugar Blend until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Blend in pumpkin, yogurt, flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, maple flavoring, and vanilla.
3 – Pour filling into prepared pan. Bake until outer rim is puffy and center is slightly wobbly, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove from oven and run a butter knife around the inner edge but do not remove the pan side. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Refrigerate warm cake, uncovered, until cold. Then cover with foil and refrigerate at least 4 hours (or up to 3 days). Remove 1 hour before serving.
4 – When ready to serve, carefully remove side of pan. Cut into 12 wedges with wet knife wiped clean between cuts. Garnish with crystallized ginger, if desired.
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/pumpkin-maple-crustless-cheesecake

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Italian Cheesecake

May 23, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Italian Cheesecake. Some of the ingredients you’ll be using are; Graham Crackers, Fat Free Cream Cheese, Sugar Substitute, Fat Free Ricotta Cheese, and Egg Substitute. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. Check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Italian Cheesecake
Ingredients
9 whole graham crackers, plus additional pieces for garnish
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 packages (8 ounces each) fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar substitute*
1 container (15 ounces) fat-free ricotta cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups reduced-fat sour cream
Fresh strawberries (optional)
Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Directions
1 – Spray 9-inch springform pan or deep-dish pie pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Place graham crackers in resealable food storage bag; crush into fine crumbs with rolling pin. Mix crumbs and brown sugar in small bowl. Stir in butter until crumbs are moistened. Press crumb mixture into bottom and 1 inch up side of prepared pan. Refrigerate crust while preparing filling.

3 – Preheat oven to 300°F. Beat cream cheese and sugar substitute in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add ricotta; beat until blended. Slowly add eggs and egg substitute; beat until well blended. Beat in cornstarch, flour, and vanilla. Beat in sour cream just until blended. Pour filling into prepared crust; place pan on baking sheet.

4 – Bake 1 hour and 30 minutes to 1 hour and 40 minutes or until top of cheesecake is golden and just set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Garnish with strawberries, mint, and graham cracker pieces.

*Note: This recipe was tested using sucralose-based sugar substitute.

Yield: 18 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 154 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 47 mg, Sodium: 296 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/italian-cheesecake/

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