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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