People with diabetes often think that they are losing a great deal when they have to change the way they eat, most especially dessert. Over the years since I became diabetic I have made many cheesecakes with ingredients from tofu, to cottage cheese with good results, but this cake is good enough that my husband has eaten one completely this week and there is a second in the refrigerator, you will feel satisfied that dessert is back.
1 teaspoon margarine
4 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
4 cups low-fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups sugar substitute, such as Splenda
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon grated lemon or orange zest, or a combination
2 8-ounce packages of low fat cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup nonfat sour cream
1 large egg
8 ounces egg substitute
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Pre heat oven to 300° F.
Grease a 10-inch spring form pan with margarine. Place the graham cracker crumbs in the pan and pat into the bottom and sides. Set aside.
Strain the cottage cheese though a sieve over a bowl for 30 minutes.
Place the cottage cheese in a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Add the sugar, sugar substitute, flour, and zest. Process for at least 2 minutes until it is smooth and light in texture. Set aside.
In a large container, beat the cream cheese until soft. Add the sour cream, egg, egg substitute, and vanilla. Beat slowly until incorporated. Mix in the cottage cheese mixture quickly so that air bubbles don’t form. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake in the bottom 1/3 of the oven for 1 1/2 hours. Turn off the oven and leave the cake to cool in the oven. Remove, run a sharp knife around the outside edge and bring to room temperature. Chill for 4 to 8 hours before serving.
Per serving: 175 calories (29% calories from fat), 14 g protein, 7 g total fat (4.4 g saturated fat), 23 g carbohydrate, 0 dietary fiber, 371 mg sodium, 173 mg potassium
Diabetic exchanges: 1 lean protein, 1 1/2 carbohydrate (bread/starch), 1 fat
The Real Thing Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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