Mar 5, 2011

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake




Low fat cheesecake swirled with strawberry jam on graham cracker crust.

I was experimenting with cheesecake and fat-free Greek yogurt this week with fabulous results. I personally thought it could have used a touch more sugar, but my husband disagreed so I'll leave it up to you to decide if you want to add another tablespoon of sugar to your batter.

This can be made with your favorite flavored jam, I used sugar free Strawberry but the possibilities are endless. I have a jar of mixed berry jam I can't wait to use to make another batch.



Low Fat Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 9 Size: 1 slice Old Points: 3 pts Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 132.9 • Fat: 5.6 gCarb: 15.1 g • Fiber: 0.1 g Protein: 5.8 g

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tbsp light butter, softened
  • 8 oz package reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 oz fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam (I used sugar free)

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick spray.

Mix together graham cracker crumbs and butter with a fork until evenly moistened. Press evenly into bottom of prepared pan.

Gently beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth using an electric mixer. Gradually beat in fat free yogurt, egg whites, lemon juice, and flour. Do not over beat. Pour over graham cracker crust.

Stir jam until smooth. Drop by small spoonfuls over surface of filling. Using a knife, swirl jam gently through filling to create marble effect.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool to room temperature. Chill a few hours in the refrigerator.

170 comments :

  1. This looks awesome! My boyfriend is a LOVER of strawberry cheesecake, so i'm very excited to try this version. Thanks for all of your wonderful recipes!

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  2. Wow! I can't wait to try this. I love cheesecake and this looks really good and won't be blowing my diet to eat it.

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  3. Ah! I just made a non- skinny white chocolate strawberry swirl cheesecake today for my bonus son's birthday tomorrow. Sadly I will probably have A bite, wish I'd seen this! I'll try this next time!!!

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  4. how on earth do you come up with all of these recipes...i've been racking my brain trying to find something i can eat...which doesnt help i'm a picky eater and dont eat meat seafood and poultry..lol

    this looks awesome! i cant wait to try it

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  5. I would LOVE it if you came up with a chocolate marble cheesecake!

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  6. This is going to be a hit in our house!

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  7. I imagine chocolate graham crackers would be divine with raspberry jam.

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  8. Oh my this looks wonderful!!

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  9. I can't wait to make this!!

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  11. Gina...I'd love it if you came up with a SKINNY version of what I made today, mentioned earlier. I haven't posted the recipe yet, but will tomorrow in honor of National White Chocolate Cheesecake day...YES it is really a national food holiday! LOL. That would be awesome! Or honestly even a marble one as others said! Or plain chocolate...oh the possibilities are ENDLESS!

    I'd also love to know how you come up with so many FABULOUS skinny recipes! It's amazing...and I am so glad to have you as a resource! :) Thank you!

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    1. i LOVE white chocolate...please gina make a white chocolate cheesecake or something with white chocolate<333

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  12. This is TOTALLLLLLLY what I am making next :D

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  13. The strawberry swirl looks gorgeous! I love low-guilt cheesecake:-)

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  14. National White Chocolate Cheesecake day, lol! I had no idea. The possibilities are endless and I have nothing but time, so I will work on making more varieties in the future.

    And yes rosemary, raspberry jam sounds delish!

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  15. OMG, this look divine, I can't wait to try it! :)
    Thank you for sharing!!

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  16. Gina,
    That looks fantastic! What size of pan are you using?

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  17. This looks awesome!! I am making a low fat peanut butter cheesecake with a chocolate crust this week!!! Hope it turns out well!

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  18. Oh yum! Going to make this today with some homemade sugar free freezer jam I made last summer!

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  19. Fabulous cheesecake. Great swirl design and such a simple recipe.

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  20. Gina,
    I am wondering what the points/calories would be without the graham cracker/butter crust. I could definitely eat this with no crust.

    Mary

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  21. Well, this just looks delish!

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  22. This looks great! I can't wait to try it. What size and type of pan are you using? Would a glass dish work?

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  23. I came off sugar a few years ago. Withoug sugar, my weight balanced out and my headaches went. But still I was looking for the “missing piece of the jigsaw”.
    :)

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  24. Oh, girl! Now you are speaking my language. I make cheesecake every year for Christmas and always just have a tiny slice because it's so fattening. I can't wait to try this!

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  25. Gina, great job as usual. Beautiful swirls!

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  26. So beautiful! And fat free...died and gone to heaven!

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  27. Cannot wait to try this. Would using Reduced Fat graham crackers (and you might want to add "graham" in front of "cracker" in the ingredients list) change the PP value?

    And, like crustless, pumpkin pie filling, I bet this could work without a crust (and you could probably have a bigger serving with the same PP value). Hmmm....I have black cherry preserves and will be making this!

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  28. I would love to make this TODAY...anyone know what size the pan is?

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  29. Anonymous, the recipe says an 8 inch square baking pan.

    Does anyone know how you would cut it to get 9 servings?? Seems weird to cut a square into an odd number of pieces.

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  30. I have been thinking (aka fantasizing) about cheesecake lately. Thanks for the recipe. Very timely :)

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  31. Katilins47 - You would just make three cuts in each direction. Then, you have 9 pieces.

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    1. I think it would only be two cuts in each direction... giving you 3 pieces on each side. Three cuts would give you 16 pieces.

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  32. @ Kaitlin it would be cut into 3 rows of 3 :)

    This looks amazing been cooking from your blog for at least 6 months. Thanks it's been fun dieting,I'm always excited to see what you come up with next.

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  33. This was Great!!! I think I might add a little more jam, I would like a little more strawberry...recipe was quick and easy. I was so proud that I made cheese cake from scratch!!!

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  34. Yes, 3 rows of three makes 9 pieces. I used an 8 inch square pan, glass should work fine. I'm not sure how low fat graham crackers effect the points.

    Without the crust it's 3 points plus.

    Jolanda, yes very easy!

    Let me know what you all think! And by the way, if you are new here, I have a lot on no-bake cheesecakes, I'll add the link above so you can have more cheesecake options.

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  35. hi, first off, what is light butter?
    second, i made this, it seemed too soft, does it have to sit overnight.
    thanks
    laura

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  36. I made this but switched it out for blackberry preserves and it was amazing. I also switched it up and made a heavy chocolate whipped topping for the top of the cheesecake. Thank you for the recipe!

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  37. I love it. A cheesecake that's low point and not made of cool whip ;)

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  38. Laura, yes let it chill in the refrigerator and serve cold.

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  39. I just made these last night - super easy to prep, and easy to bake! I wasn't sure what to expect with a dessert that isn't really too bad for you, but my boyfriend and I were SHOCKED at how unbelievably good this recipe is!! I sent it to my mom and sister for them to try.

    Gina, I love your blog, I keep making all your awesome recipes and all of them have been a hit so far. You have a great talent; my stomach (and my thighs) appreciate you!

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  40. Thanks Britt!

    I only post the ones that get two thumbs up in my house!!

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  41. Made this last night and it's AWESOME! Totally satisfied my craving for cheesecake. Thank you so much!

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  42. Love it- it's pretty and it looks delicious too. I'm a cheesecake fanatic, so on WW this is a must-try for me!

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  43. Lori, I'm sure you can have fun with this!

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  44. I'm not a huge cheesecake fan but this looks delicious!

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  45. I have been looking for a healthier Cheesecake. For weight watchers, would it help to substitute almonds crushed in the food processor in place of the gramcrackers. I have used the almonds and like them much better, but I am not sure if that helps the points.

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  46. Gina!!! this looks amazing, can´t wait to try it, would it work with regular fat free yogurt!? I can´t find Greek Yogurt here!

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  47. MoBecca, that would be Delicious and very healthy, but it might increase the points.

    Gabita, plain fat free yogurt would work too!

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  48. Wow! This looks so, SO good. Thank you!

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  49. can you describe graham crackers please, we don't have those here, I've seen them in a lot of recipes.

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  50. I just made this and it tastes great!

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  51. I made this today, one word, AMAZING! Thanks for a great, easy to make recipe that fits into my low carb/high protein/low fat world!

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  52. This was the 2nd recipe of yours I made today. So delicious. Thank you so much for all your work with getting the points, etc. figured out.

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  53. Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my chin. That looks incredible. I am a huge, huge cheesecake fan, and am so excited about trying your version. Can you tell that there is yogurt in it?

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  54. Sue, they are cookies/buscuits.

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  55. This looks so good! I'll have to make it for the next special occasion we have!

    Thanks for the recipe!

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  56. That looks positively delicious!

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  57. Made this last night - it was phenomenal! Love your recipes!

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  58. I made this! it came out great...looked beautiful and tasted heavenly! and the 1/9 piece was generous. Thanks again Gina!

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  59. This is so beautiful, I think I'm going to cry!

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  60. Made this tonight and it was amazing! We all loved it so much! I am making it again this weekend for my Moms Night In party. Can't wait to bring such a good treat!! Thanks!

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  61. I made this last night, and was so surprised at how easy it was! It was a very rewarding feeling to know that I had made such a delicious dessert from scratch- since I've very new to this baking business.
    Thanks so much!

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  62. Chaney, I like easy when it comes to baking, so most of my baked recipes are pretty simple.

    Mary, yes I wanted to make sure the portions were generous, and using Fat Free Greek yogurt allowed me to achieve that.

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  63. SO yummy! I'm a huge cheesecake fan, and I was a bit skeptical about this one. I was thrilled with the outcome. So, so good! Honestly, I am in love with this website in general. I have finally found a site that's helping me stick to my diet without getting bored with my food. Thanks!!

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  64. I was skeptical too until I tasted it!

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  65. LOve this and love you, Gina. My 3 year old daughter and I just made this. Looks gorgeous and I'll bet it tastes amazing! I can feel good about feeding this as dessert to my little ones and to my picky hubby that will never know it's low fat :).

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  66. Gina, this was excellent. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

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  67. These were great. Better than the Weight Watchers desserts I have been buying and no preservatives. Thanks so much. We loved it.

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  68. I love how pretty this is with the swirls! So many flavor combos... and only 4 points+! I can't wait to try this one!

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  69. I made this over the weekend and it was fantastic. I did not use the jam, would this still be 4+ points? Instead I topped it with fresh strawberries...fantastic!

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  70. I'm not sure if the points change without the jam, you'd have to see on recipe builder.

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  71. I made this on Sunday and could not wait for it to chill completely before we dove in. It was delicious! Last night, we had a slice after it HAD chilled overnight and couldn't believe how much more delicious it was! Great recipe! (again!!!)

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  72. I am a member of Weight Watchers and today at a meeting your site was brought up. The counselor was not familar with the site but did say to make sure we re- did the points because she did not think the site was Weight Watcher approved. Any comments on this,I actually like this site. First time I looked at it but if it is weight watcher friendly and the pts are on target,works for me! Always looking for a diff way to do food. Thank You Jm

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  73. Hey Gina, I made this recipe and it is delish. I do not think it required any more sugar. It was just perfect. Mine did not look as good as yours. I hope it's okay to post a review on my blog. Here's the link - http://mywinningyear2011.blogspot.com/2011/03/will-you-ever-be-able-to-eat-cheescake.html

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  74. JM - It's smart to always check your points whenever you make a recipe from any site, there is always a chance of human error, but I usually get emails if someone noticed a discrepancy.

    Darla - thanks!

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  75. Omigosh. This looks incredibly good. I love cheesecake and will definitly give this a try. Our friend Darla, above, led me to your blog and I'm so glad she did. I'll be back for more yummy recipes like this.

    Jackie

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  76. This was awesome! I made it yesterday and tried a piece after it had been in the refrigerator for about an hour. It wasn't bad--WW friendly cheesecake won't taste like the real thing--that was my thought. After reading the posts on here about how it was better the next day I decided to try a little first thing this morning. WOW! You were all right! The tartness was gone and I could totally taste the strawberry! Absolutely delicious! I can't wait to make this for many family gatherings to come!!! :)

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  77. this cheesecake was so delish!!!! thanks so much for sharing your recipes with us:)

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  78. It is obviously ME since no one else has mentioned this, but I do not see how 1/2 cup of crumbs covers the bottom of the pan, no matter how thin you make it. What am I doing wrong? Other than that, YUM!!

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  79. If you used an 8 x 8 baking pan, you should have had enough.

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    1. I had to double the recipe for the graham cracker crumbs base as well! I used an 8x8 glass dish and followed the recipe almost to a tee, which I almost never do! ha! I was making it for my family so I needed to make sure it would turn out well. It is chilling right now, so hopefully my parents like it, my mom is a tough judge. I'll report back later!

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  80. This is so delish! My husband, 3 year old son, and I all enjoyed it. I'm currently trying to find an excuse to make it again :). Thanks!

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  81. Hmm, Easter? Mother's Day? Spring! lol

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  82. Hi Gina,
    Just wondering if you have any idea how this would turn out if I used splenda granulated in place of sugar. I dont need to know calories or points or anything, just your expert opinion if it would work and still set. I'm pretty sure it would cut the calories atleast a little bit...and I am trying to cut as many as possible!
    Thanks so much!
    carrie

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  83. I'm sure it would work, I think you would use half the amount as called for int his recipe of the splenda blend.

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  84. WOW! I made this cheesecake this afternoon and it was ready for dessert. Very hard to eat jut one piece!

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  85. I think I have fat free cream cheese and regular in the fridge, do you think the fat free would work.. It's Philadelphia brand

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  86. I haven't tried it with fat free. I'm not a fan so I never buy it. Let me know how it comes out if you try it!!

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  87. I made this yesterday for a Mom's Nite In. I have a 9 in square pan so I increased the amount of graham crackers and light butter to accommodate the increased pan size but the crust didn't really come together so I had a hard time forming it to the pan (it was just too dry to hold together). That created a huge problem for me when I attempted to spread the batter over it (which was somewhat thick) and the crumbs became dispersed throughout the batter. The good news is that during the baking process, the crust did harden and the flavor (of both the crust and the cheesecake) was great. I used sour cherry preserves and only wish my swirling technique was anywhere near yours!

    I may try blind baking the crust first next time and will work on the ratio of graham crack crumbs to light butter.

    The mom's LOVED it and isn't that what really matters :)

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  88. Gina, I ended up trying it with the splenda ad it did work perfectly! Also, I bought a store bought graham cracker pie crust, keebler low fat (I HATE pressing the grahams into the baking dish...ugh) and it came out fantastic! Thanks for the amazing recipe! I LOVE cheesecake, but regular is a diet killer!

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  89. 6th skinnytaste.com recipe in 4 weeks and another HUGE hit! One tip with the crust is to use the bottom of a measuring cut to smash the crushed graham crackers down in to the pan. With the sugar free jam, I would cut the lemon juice to 1.5TB and I might be willing to take the hit on regular strawberry jam to cut it with the full 2TB of lemon juice. SO GOOD!

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  90. Would the baking time change if you used a pre-made pie crust? I have tried making my own crust in the past and didn't like the way it turned out. I am sure the points would change.

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  91. Kathy yes, it would increase the points. I've never baked a no-bake crust.

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  92. Yum, Gina! This is THE BEST! I have made it several times. quick question - a few weeks back you had posted a link to some "non-skinny" cheesecake cups that used girl scout cookies for a crust.....my GS cookies have been delivered & I have been thinking about that recipe ;) How long would you bake this cheesecake if it were portioned into 9 cupcakes? Would you alter the flavors to match the chocolate & caramel of the cookies? Figured I would ask the expert ;) THANKS!

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  93. It depends how much you fill each cup but I'm guessing it may be the same cook time. Do the toothpick test.

    You can match the chocolate in the swirl but you don't have to. Cherry preserves might be nice with chocolate.

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  94. Had to use a 9" pie plate, but that didn't affect the taste at all! No Jam in the house, so I used the strawberry pie filling I had leftover from the strawberry squares that I tried.

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  95. LOVE this recipe!! I made it once using raspberry jam and zwieback cookies (didn't have graham crackers in the house). Today, I made it again, doubling the recipe, adding unsweetened cocoa powder to half of the filling and baking it in a 9x13. Such a versatile recipe that is perfect for a cheesecake lover such as myself!

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  96. I made this last night after reading all of the great reviews! I tasted it after about 3 hours in the fridge and it was pretty tart. I felt like I could taste the greek yogurt. I waited until this morning and had a taste too. The tartness had gone down, but I could still taste it...although it was more of an after taste. Still felt like I could taste the yogurt. Did I use too much? I ended up using 3/4 cup of vanilla, nonfat greek (Dannon). The only other thing that I did was actually squeeze the lemon juice out of the lemon, instead of using the store bought lemon juice.

    Did I do something wrong? Or does everyone taste this little bit of tartness?

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  97. Perhaps you taste a little of the yogurt. I've never used Dannon, not sure if that would change the taste. I don't think you did anything wrong though.

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  98. I made these last week, and they were every bit as delicious as they look in the photo! Not only that, they were very easy to whip up. These bars are a perfect light and fruity dessert for spring/summer, and I will definitely be making them again and again!

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  99. I'm not a big fan of fruit-flavored cheesecake. Do you think I could sub the 1/4 cup of preserves for 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder and it would turn out well as a chocolate cheesecake?

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  100. So happy you liked them Tracy.

    Anna, I'll have to try a chocolate version to be sure.

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  101. I made these a few weeks ago with some locally made reduced-sugar Sand Plum Jelly. The only thing I did wrong was not get the butter soft enough so the crust was crumbly.

    After I posted the pictures on Facebook my family requested them for Easter but my mom wants lemony. I think I will try to top them with lemon curd or something lemony.

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  102. Gina, my cheesecake is cooling right now! I'm so excited to serve this tomorrow for Easter.

    One question, soon after I removed the dish from the oven, the cheesecake cracked a LOT. What did I do wrong? I'll be covering it with fresh strawberries anyway, but any thoughts so I avoid this in the future?

    Thanks for all you do! Love your site and am hoping you make a smart phone app.
    -Nina

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  103. This was the very first time I have ever made cheesecake.I made two and both were devoured instantly! I am now the official cheesecake maker and I don't feel a single bit guilty about eating more than one piece :)
    The only thing I did differently was use greek yogurt with honey (only because my hubby bought the wrong kind by mistake) and fat free cream cheese.
    I have used several recipes from this website and they have all turned out to be delish and have become favorites!
    Thank You so much for sharing!

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  104. I'm so happy everyone is enjoying this! Nina, I wish I had an answer for you, I'm not quite sure.

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  105. This one is a little too good for those of us who have trouble with portion control. I ate almost the entire cake in 24 hours! So I won't be making this again unless I am bringing it to a gathering.
    I had some of your low fat chocolate chip cookies sitting around, so I crushed them up and used them as the crust, which was quite decadent tasting. I also subbed coconut palm sugar and fat free fruit juice sweetened vanilla yogurt. So incredibly delicious. This one is dangerous for me.

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  106. I just made these for a family dinner and they were a huge hit! Delicious!

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  107. I just made this and it is delicious! I used neufchâtel cheese as my grocery store only had full fat cream cheese.

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  108. Hi Gina! I am dying to make this, and I'm also dying over your white plate in the picture... where are they from??

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  109. I bought that plate at Home Goods!

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  110. This looks amazing. I love cheesecake and strawberries, however I'll have to make it with raspberries I think, as my boyfriend does not like strawberries at all. I think I will make it for July 4th.

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  111. This recipe was AWESOME!!!!!!! Thanks!!

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  112. I just made this today, with a fresh strawberry sauce instead of jam. SO GOOD!

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  113. Hey Gina! Question: What if I made the Strawberry Rhubarb compote and used that instead of the jam? Would that work? What do you think? :) Just wondering cuz I LOVE RHUBARB!! :)
    -Kassie

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  114. I made these with sugar free raspberry jam and they were excellent. Thanks Gina!

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  115. I made this tonight but I only added 1 tbsp of lemon juice because my husband and daughter(7) said it was too tart the first time. It was very good.

    Thank you for all the great recipes!!

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  116. I thought I'd chime in and say that I made this totally egg-less. Instead of the egg whites, I put in 1 tbsp of water, 1 tbsp of canola oil, and .5 tbsp of baking powder, mixed before adding to mixture. I live at 9000 ft., so if you don't double the baking powder. It turned out wonderful!

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  117. First time making a cheesecake & it was amazing!

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  118. I made this as well and loved it but my ended up cracking a lot as well. Any experienced bakers out there know a solution? One cheesecake recipe I read said to allow the cheesecake to cool for 1/2 hr in the oven to avoid cracking. Any input would be great. Ours tasted great but didn't look nearly as pretty as Gina's. I wish I were a better baker!!

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    1. I read this online:

      Perfect cheesecakes are crack-free. You can achieve this by using a spring form pan, baking cheesecake in a water bath, and baking it slow. A spring form pan allows you to easily remove the sides of the pan, no unmolding necessary. A water bath helps ensure even baking and less chance of cracks. Baking a cheesecake slowly and at a consistent temperature will make a much creamier and uniform cheesecake.

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  119. Gina-

    I have made a dozen of your recipes and they are all delicious! I made 2 batches of this cheesecake (1 for the fam and 1 for work). It turned out delicious! The one I took to work disappeared in 20 minutes lol. I only made slight changes by using fat free cream cheese, low fat graham crackers, 0% yogurt and sugar free strawberry topping...which turned out to be 109 cals per slice w/ 2g of fat. Who says you can't eat cheesecake on a diet :))

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  120. Gina,

    First of all...wow. This was awesome. Second, can you please tell me which brand of jam to use? I used SF Smucker's and after I stirred it, it kind of fell into the batter before I could swirl. Not a huge deal as it still tasted and looked great, but I need some tips.

    My husband hates yogurt and had two pieces! :) Try this everyone - you will LOVE it. Oh and spreadable land of lakes light worked really well for the butter - it's soft already.

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  121. Hi Gina! We don't have vanilla greek yogurt, may you please give me an alternative to make one? :) i'm a recipe freak so, i kinda like to find the "closest" alternative. thanks for this wonderful recipe! :)

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  122. I just made these tonight and all I can say is WOW! Thank you , thank you, thank you!!! So yummy and satisfying...what a great diet friendly late night snack. Looking forward to trying more of your dessert recipes.

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  123. DELISH! So happy I gave this a try tonight. I didn't have any lemon juice, so I used orange, and used one egg instead of two egg whites (I only had one egg left, thanks fiance). These came out great. I second one a previous poster said about having difficulty getting the crumbs to cover the whole bottom of the pan. It barely did, but I made it work. Excited to try this with other jams!

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  124. What I changed:

    Changed sugar amount from ¼ cup to ½ cup per her review that it wasn’t sweet enough
    Used real butter instead of light
    Used regular cream cheese instead of light because it is what I had
    Used Low Sugar Strawberry Jam instead of Sugar Free

    I put the ingredients into the Weight Watchers Recipe Builder and the points only went up to 5 (from 4).

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  125. I made these tonight and wow! Everyone loved them and they went so fast! I doubled the reciepe and made it in an 8 x11 pan and used grape sugar free jelly. The only problem I had was that the graham cracker crust was a little crumbly but I don't know why. Maybe more butter?

    But thanks for this! They are great and I love your site.

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  126. Wonderful cheesecake recipe!! I used a premade low fat graham crust (had one that needed used). Instead of greek yogurt, I used Weight Watchers vanilla yogurt. So good. I will definitely be making this again and again. Thanks!!

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  127. This cheesecake recipe is pretty good. The only thing I'd change for next time is cutting back the lemon juice to 1 TBSP instead of 2. It was a little too tart than I'm used to in cheesecake, but the texture was perfect!

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  128. THIS RECIPE WAS AMAZING!!! I made it for valentine's day last night with some strawberries on the side and my boyfriend was blown away and said it was comparable to "his mom's cheesecake" which is a huge deal. I told him it was skinny which wow-ed him even more.

    It was also really easy to make. The store was out of SF strawberry so I did it with raspberry and it was just as delicious!!

    Thanks Gina!

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  129. I absolutely loved it!! I thought it was great... It did the trick for me!!

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    1. Just made this recipe b/c I was having a serious cheesecake craving! I substituted Splenda for the sugar, omitted the lemon juice (b/c no one in my house cares for it in cheesecake) and added 1/2 tsp. almond extract. It turned out great...nice and creamy and with the the preserves, just the right amount of sweetness. If I was going to omit the preserves, though, I would add extra Splenda. Also, next time I will probably blind bake the crust to get it a little crisper since it bakes less time with Splenda. Also, make sure to eat at room temperature for the best texture!

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  130. I made this last night and it was great! My boyfriend isn't a big fan of strawberry (which is a shame)but he loves the key lime cheesecake at the cheesecake factory. I substituted lime juice for lemon juice and then added the zest of about three key limes and the juice from two of them. He thought the lime flavor could have been even more intense so I would probably add a bit more zest and lime juice in the future. It was still great though!

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  132. This looks beautiful! Gina, do you think it would work if instead of making the graham cracker crust, I baked it in the 9 inch reduced fat already made granham cracker pie crust? For 8 servings, I'm thinking it be 5 pts a slice? Thank you for all you do

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  133. This was so delicious! Everyone LOVED it! Thanks so much!

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  134. I am going to give this one a try this week, but since I have a box full of Nilla Wafers left over from your Lemon Cheesecake Yogurt Cups, could I use those instead? How many do you think it would take to form the crust?

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    1. Used the Nilla Wafers and they were perfect! Crushed them up in the food processor, used Sugar Free Blueberry Jam and added frozen blueberries while cooking. Perfection!

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  135. Would this turn out good if I used regular vanilla greek yogurt (not fat free, couldn't find it) and fat free cream cheese (instead of low fat)?

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  136. Gina, would i be able to spray Pam with the crackers rather than use butter? or am i totally crazy? Ps. I LOVE THIS SITE. you are truely god sent.

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  137. Amazing! And it was so pretty! Used a 1/3 cup sugar and only 1 T. of lemon juice. Everyone loved it, and no one had any idea it was a lower calorie cheesecake! My sister and I both love your site! Thanks for all your hardwork! I'm thinking about trying this again with chocolate graham crackers and a little bit of melted chocolate instead of strawberry. What do you think?

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  138. I love this site! This cheesecake is amazing. I used blackberry simple fruit to swirl and I used only 1/4 cup sugar. This certainly rivals any full fat cheesecake out there. Thanks Lisa.

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  139. Found this site on pinterest and I am impressed by the beauty of this cake. The swirls look wonderful!

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  140. I made this last weekend and I have never been more satisfied in my life. It's so delicious and you can't even tell that it's low fat. It doesn't miss out on the taste - very fulfilling but I had more than one slice! I actually compared the calories to Cheesecake Factory and I was amazed. If you ate the full 9 servings you'd still be better off than eating ONE SLICE of Cheesecake from the Cheesecake factory! Worth the try!

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  141. Do you think I could make this and freeze it? I dont think it would make it in a 3 hour car ride in a cooler unless it was frozen. Thoughts?

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  142. Do you think this would work as a plain cheesecake if I just left out the jelly? Thank you :)

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  143. These tasted so good. My whole house loved them. Even my 3 year old. I made it with low sugar (not sugar free) jam. I am going to attempt to make the entire recipe again (without the jam, graham crackers, and butter) and pour it over low fat betty crocker brownie mix.

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  144. I absolutely love this recipe and it was a huge hit at my Christmas dinner!! I used boysenberry instead of strawberry jam. I'll be making this again soon. Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes!

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  145. Are the Weight Watcher points calculated using sugar free jam or regular because I do not like artificial sweeteners so would prefer to use regular jam???

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  146. I made this for Superbowl Sunday and it was sooo tasty. I already ate everything, but I had to eat one of these. My didn't look very pretty. I'll work on that next time. I was really surprised how it taste like full fat cheesecake deliciousness!

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  147. Oh my. These. Were. Sinful. How do you do it?!

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  148. OH...I didn't mention--I'm GF so I used Kinnikinnik graham cracker style crumbs for the crust and King Arthur's multi-purpose GF flour with perfect results. You can't tell it's GF or lowfat at all!

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  149. I made this today. Its georgous. Would it still taste as good if I put it in the freezer? I'm afraid I'll eat it all.

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  150. I've made these three times now! I used strawberry preserves the first time, blackberry jam the second time, and I just finished making batch with raspberry jam! These are delicious! Thank you so much for sharing all of your amazing recipes with us!

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  151. I made this today for Valentines Day and my husband had absolutely no idea that it was a skinny version of cheesecake we both loved it!

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  152. Just made this last night...I used blueberry jam and added a bit of lemon zest....so good. Throughout the night my 18 year old son went back for another piece...he loved it!!!

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  153. What a great recipe! My wife loves Strawberry Cheesecake, so I made one for her on her birthday. She loved it!

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  154. This was amazing. Mine didn't look as pretty, but it tasted great. Didn't taste "skinny" at all.

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  155. This was delicious! Made it for my husband's birthday tonight. The lemon juice really adds to this.

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  156. We loved it!!!!! Even my 9 year old. Thank you

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  157. Made this for an extended family dinner tonight. We are trying to eat healthier after my dad's recent heart attack. Everyone loved it and went on and on about how delicious it was. My dad was so grateful for something better for him, thank you!

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  158. Made this for date night a few months ago, amazingly simple and very yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

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  159. Well, this is in my oven right now for Easter tomorrow. I had to double the crust recipe, because the 1/2 cup didn't even cover the bottom of my glass 8" pan, and my jam kinda sank underneath the surface, so didn't look as pretty and swirly as the picture, but hopefully it will still taste great!

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  160. Your recipe got my family's approval! Thanks so much!

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