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Yogurt-Ricotta Cheesecake

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min. + chilling

Makes

16 servings

I have always liked Italian ricotta cheesecakes, but they have too much sugar for me. I made a light version, and my family couldn’t even tell the difference! I serve mine with sugar-free strawberry ice cream topping and fresh strawberries. —Diane Shipley, Mentor, Ohio
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Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 cups reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • Sugar substitute blend (made with sucralose) equivalent to 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • Halved fresh strawberries, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, ricotta and sugar blend until smooth. Beat in yogurt, butter, cornstarch, flour, lemon juice and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until blended. Pour into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  2. Bake until center is almost set, 80-85 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Loosen sides from pan with a knife. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled.
  3. Remove rim from pan. If desired, serve cheesecake with strawberries.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Splenda sugar blend.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 246 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein.