Monday, December 18, 2006

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Wow, I can’t believe Christmas is exactly one week away. Where has December gone? I’m heading home to Houston on Friday but in the meantime, I’ve been in my kitchen whipping up some delicious goodies for friends. Below is a LOW-FAT recipe (courtesy of recipe4all.com) that is sure to tempt your taste buds. Naturally, it contains my dietary staple – margarine!!!

HOLIDAY DELIGHT CHEESECAKE (Lo-Fat)
Instructions:

Yield: 12 Servings
1 cups Graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoon Sugar
2 tablespoon Margarine, melted
3 package Fat-free Cream Cheese (8oz)
¾ cups Sugar
2 tablespoon Flour
3 tablespoon Lemon juice
3 tablespoon Cholesterol-free egg product
1 ct Non-fat lemon yogurt
Lite whipped topping
1 can Cherry pie filling



1. Heat oven to 350øF. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and margarine; mix well. Pat onto bottom of 9" or 10" springform pan. Set aside.

2. Beat cream cheese, sugar and flour together until light, fluffy and smooth. Gradually add lemon juice and egg product; beat well. Add lemon yogurt and mix thoroughly. Pour over prepared crust.

3. Loosely place aluminum foil over springform pan.

4. Bake at 350øF 60 to 70 minutes or until center of cake is set.

5. Gently run tip of knife between cake and edge of pan. Cool to room temperature before removing from pan. Chill.

Served topped with cherry pie filling and whipped topping. Per 1/12th serving:

Calories.....................216 Protein...................16g Carbohydrates................30g Total Fat..................4g Saturated Fat.................1g Cholesterol................9g Sodium.....................542mg Fiber......................6g % of Calories from Fat 17

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Comparison:

Per Serving % Calories Fat from Fat Cholesterol -------------------------------------------- This Cheesecake 4g 17% 9mg

Regular Cheesecake 26g 63% 120mg

Your HOLIDAY DELIGHT CHEESECAKE (Lo-Fat) is ready. Good luck


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