Low Fat Cheesecake
|Whole grain cereal||1 Cup (16 tbs) (Bagel Shaped)|
|Zwieback crumbs||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Divided)|
|Margarine||2 Teaspoon, melted|
|Nonfat ricotta cheese||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Reduced fat cream cheese||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Low fat sour cream||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Lemon peel||1 Teaspoon, grated|
Preheat oven to 325°F Spray 10-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine cereal, zwieback crumbs and 2 tablespoons sugar in food processor or blender; process until fine crumbs form.
Gradually add water and margarine; process until moistened.
Press crumb mixture onto bottom and up side of prepared pan.
Place ricotta cheese in food processor or blender; process about 2 minutes or until smooth.
Add cream cheese, remaining 1 cup sugar, sour cream, egg whites, cornstarch, vanilla and lemon peel; process until smooth.
Pour batter into prepared crust.
Bake 1 hour or until center is almost set.
Turn off oven; leave cheesecake in oven with door closed 30 minutes.
Remove from oven; cool completely on wire rack.
Remove side of springform pan.
Cover cheesecake with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to 2 days.
Serve with Blueberry Sauce or Pineapple Sauce, if desired.