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Low Fat Lemon Cheesecake

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  Pam spray 1
  Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Graham crackers 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely crushed
  1% fat cottage cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Plain non-fat yogurt/Double-thick yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  Eggs 2 , slightly beaten
  Skim milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon zest 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Salt 1 Pinch

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
2. Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature.
3. Take a 9 X 3-inch springform pan with a removable bottom and spray with PAM only on the bottom.
4. Melt the margarine and cool it.
5. In a bowl mix the margarine and the crumbs with your hands or with a fork.
6. Make an evenly pressed layer at the bottom of the cake pan and freeze for 15 minutes.
7. In a food processor, process the cottage cheese until smooth, scraping the sides down as needed, for about 2 minutes.
8. Add the yogurt, sugar, and flour, and process several times at 1-second gaps to blend well.
9. Add the eggs one by one and process 3 seconds each to blend.
10. Finally, add the milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt and process for several seconds.

11. Take the pan with the crust and ladle the cottage cheese mixture in it, till the pan is half full. Do not pour, as that may create air bubbles.
12. In the oven, bake for 40 to 50 minutes, then check if it is done by putting a pick in the center—it should come out clean. Note that the cake will not rise too much and the top will seem moist.
13. Turn off the oven, and open the door, letting the cake remain there for 1 hour.
14. Place on a rack to complete cooling.
15. Cover the cake and refrigerate for several hours.

16. Run a sharp knife around the edge of the cake to loosen once it is completely chilled, to remove the sides of the pan before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Healthy
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 296 Calories from Fat 67

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g11.6%

Saturated Fat 1.7 g8.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 72.6 mg24.2%

Sodium 177 mg7.4%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g14.9%

Dietary Fiber 0.69 g2.7%

Sugars 32 g

Protein 13 g26.6%

Vitamin A 5.6% Vitamin C 6.1%

Calcium 12.2% Iron 6.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Low Fat Lemon Cheesecake Recipe