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Fresh Lemon Cheesecake

06:00:00 Makes 14 servings, 1 piece (73 g) each
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Makes 14 servings, 1 piece (73 g) each

This lemon cheesecake is a 10 on the delicious scale. Fresh lemon juice and lemon zest make for one luscious three-step citrus cheesecake (and the better-for-you ingredients means this cheesecake fits into a healthy eating plan!).

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  • Heat oven to 325ºF.
  • Sprinkle crumbs onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  • Beat cottage cheese in large bowl with mixer until smooth. Add cream cheese spread, yogurt, 2 Tbsp. sugar substitute, corn starch and vanilla; beat until well blended. Beat in 1 Tbsp. each lemon zest and juice. Add 1 whole egg and egg white, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crumbs.
  • Bake 40 to 45 min. or until centre is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.
  • Meanwhile, mix remaining zest, lemon juice, whole eggs and remaining sugar substitute in small saucepan; cook on medium-low heat 5 min. or until heated through, whisking constantly. Gradually add margarine, cooking after each addition until melted, stirring constantly. Cook 1 min. or until thickened. Cool. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Pour lemon curd over cheesecake just before serving.

Food Facts

When using a sugar substitute to prepare this tasty cheesecake, be sure to choose one that is suitable for baking.

Special Extra

For a festive look, garnish cheesecake with sugar-coated fresh or frozen cranberries.


  • Makes 14 servings, 1 piece (73 g) each

Healthy Living

  • Healthy Living

Diet Exchange

  • 1/2 Carbohydrates
  • 1 Fats
  • 1 Meat & Alternatives

Nutrition Bonus

Since this easy, yet elegant, dessert is made with better-for-you products, it can fit into a healthful eating plan.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size Makes 14 servings, 1 piece (73 g) each
Calories 110
% Daily Value
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 270mg
Carbohydrate 6g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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