May 25, 2012

Red, White and Blueberry Cheesecake Yogurt Cupcakes



Mini cheesecake cupcakes made with Greek yogurt and cream cheese with a vanilla wafer crust topped with strawberries and blueberries to create a red, white and blue dessert using Mother Nature as my source for food coloring.

These are the perfect Memorial Day weekend treat, they taste too good to be under 100 calories!


And if you prefer a lemon dessert, try these lemon cheesecake cupcakes instead. If you want them gluten free, leave out the vanilla wafer, the points become 2 pts plus instead.



Red, White and Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 12 • Serving Size: 1 cupcake • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 98 • Fat: 4.3 g • Protein: 3.6 g • Carb: 10.5 g • Fiber: 0.3 g • Sugar: 7.6 g
Sodium: 29.5 mg

Ingredients:

  • 12 reduced fat vanilla wafers
  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 oz fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 8 oz strawberries, hulled and sliced thin
  • 8 oz blueberries

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°.

Line cupcake tin with liners. Place a vanilla wafer at the bottom of each liner.

Gently beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth using an electric mixer. Gradually beat in fat free yogurt, egg whites, and flour. Do not over beat. Pour into cupcake liners filling half way.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool to room temperature then chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.


Before serving, top with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

105 comments :

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  2. Those look so good!! Thinking of making them for my last day of class on Thursday!

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  3. These look great as usually! Prefect for weekend BBQ!

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  4. These are so beautiful! I love the combination of yogurt and cream cheese. Can't wait to try them!

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  5. Can you make a recipe using a sugar substitute like truvia? Would I use the same amounts if just swapping the sugar for truvia?

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    1. Anytime I use Truvia, I look at the amount chart on their website, I think 1/4 cup sugar is equal to 8 packets of Truvia. After that just taste test as you go, since it's being baked you'll want it to taste a little too sweet since the sweetness bakes off a bit.

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  6. This looks PERFECT.
    i was just wondering what can I use if I don't find VANILLA Greek yogurt?

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    1. I've added vanilla extract and some sugar to plain yogurt as a substitute (which is what I usually do, to be honest, b/c I use less sugar than the vanilla greek yogurt has).

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  7. Looks and sounds GREAT! Perfect summer treat.

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  8. I love your cheesecake cups! I've tried your pumpkin ones and they were great. I'm sure these will be as well! What a perfect dessert for Memorial Day!

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  9. Are these mini cupcake liners? Looks like, just checking. Can't wait to make these this weekend!

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    1. No, you should use a regular size muffin tin and liners for this recipe, not mini.

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  10. These look amazing! Printing recipe and ready to try this weekend!! Thanks!!

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  11. I find the nilla wafers get soggy at the bottom when I've made your other cheesecake cups.

    Do you or could you make an option with a skinny graham wafer crust?

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    1. When I made them I had the same issue. Not sure what to do about it.

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    2. They are supposed to get soft, they melt in your mouth that way.

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    3. You could try fat free graham crackers, throw them into the processor to make crumbs and add just a tiny bit of a low cal butter substitute, pack into each cupcake liner, then bake it for a few mins til' they're set then follow the rest of the recipe. Hope that helps. I have another mini cheesecake recipe where I do that, however it's not low cal, but I'm sure you could make this work for little or no difference. :) I think I'll try the wafers thing, I would think them getting soft might be yummy too.

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    4. You could put the vanilla wafers on a cookie sheet and bake them more before you put them in the bottom of the liner. This would be the same idea with baking a graham cracker crust!

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  12. If I only have plain FF Greek yogurt, do you think adding 1tsp of vanilla extract would do the trick or do Zi also need to increase the sugar? I buy Fage 0% by the ginormous tub at Costco! ;-)

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    1. Sure, you might need to slightly adjust the sugar, I would taste it.

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  13. Great recipe! My recipe is just about the same as yours. You can't go wrong with mini cheesecake cupcakes! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

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  14. THEY LOOK GREAT...HAPPY MEMORIAL WEEKEND...WITH LOVE JANICE

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  15. Do these freeze well?

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  16. These are so cute! I love that you used Greek Yogurt! Yum!

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  17. Can you replace the flour with cornstarch?

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  18. So pretty! I'm usually not a cupcake fan but with fruit on top these appeal to me. Great for red, white and blue holidays!

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  19. Made this Yesterday! Awesome Hit! Used graham crackers at bottom instead of vanilla wafer. Problem is they are almost gone. So light and delicious. Love your recipes!

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  20. I made them this morning for a memorial day party this afternoon- Even though i only have 11 to bring to the party now b/c i had to taste test...they are awesome and so easy!

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  21. definitely just pinned this recipe, it looks so amazing!

    www.fooddiaryproject.blogspot.com :)

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  22. Under 100 calories for cheesecake!?! I'll take two please!

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  23. I love all your recipes and how you make them just so cute and perfect for the holiday! Keep up the good work :)

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  24. How festive for memorial day! I have so many strawberries and blueberries to use up right now too, thanks for the recipe!

    http://cragsandveggies.wordpress.com/

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  25. I made these today and it was delicious! My teen girls that are always turning up their noses at weight watchers was very happy.

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  26. This looks awesome, as usual!

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  27. Gina, these are the cutest and most creative thing I've seen for Memorial Day! Going to save these to try for July 4th! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  28. I made these for a Memorial Day weekend BBQ and they were a huge hit! Everyone was passing up the dirt cake for the cheesecake cupcakes! Thanks for sharing this great recipe and all your others, as well!

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  29. These mini cheesecakes were wonderful. I'm new to Weight Watchers and a friend at work provided me the link to your site. I tried three of your recipes this weekend: these cheesecakes, the bangin' shrimp and edamame fried rice. All were absolutely fabulous! Thanks so much for coming up with all of these.

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  30. Made these for Memorial Day and everyone loved them. Didn't change a thing except to add some little flag picks from the dollar section of Target. So cute!

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  31. Could the blueberries be cooked inside the batter? They won't look as cute as the do on top, but I have some picky eaters who only like "cooked" blueberries!

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  32. Definitely trying this for camping fourth of July!

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  33. Loved these! made them this weekend for a party and bought more cream cheese to make another batch for my husband and I!!

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  34. So, this is the first time I've commented (I usually stalk this website quietly from afar) but, I wanted to tell you how INCREDIBLE these are. I used blackberries instead of blueberries, but other than that, followed your instructions completely. Ahhh-MAAZZEE-innnggg.

    You are a genius. Seriously. So many of your recipes have become staples in our house (heellooo cilantro lime shrimp)! Thank you for creating so many wonderful things!

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  35. I just discovered your site, and I made these for a work potluck today. They are super tasty and easy! I am planning on making them again for a bridal shower on Saturday. I'm very excited to try many other things!

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  36. These are delicious! My 10 year old made these by herself with plain Greek yogurt and they were still SO yummy! (I do not like vanilla wafers so we used ginger snaps and they were very good!) We topped them with strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. We did not adjust the sugar or the vanilla for the plain yogurt and they were still perfect! Thank you!

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  37. Yummy!! We made these last night :) :) I totally forgot vanilla wafers at the store but I crushed up 4 sheets of graham crackers and did 1 tbsp. of fine crumbs in the bottom of each cup. Delish!! Thanks for another great recipe :)

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  38. Made these tonight three different ways. Sprinkled mini chocolate chips on some. Dolloped a little of my blueberry jam on the tops of some and swirled into the batter then did the same with some of my strawberry balsamic jam. Came out great!

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  39. Made these this weekend - turned out great. The only change I made was to substitute Splenda for the sugar.
    Thanks for coming up with such delish recipes - makes dieting bearable :)

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  40. Made these last night, SOOOO yummy!!! Thank you Gina for another "to die for" recipe!

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  41. I used cranberry-fig Greek yogurt and they turned out delicious!

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  42. These just look great...can't wait to try them out..thank you..Janice

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  43. Could I make these a day or two before?

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  44. yay!! it was a success! I only did 1 thing different!! I crushed the 12 cookies and used 20 pumps of butter spray and mixed in some cinnamon and put 1/2 tbs of this mixture at the bottom of each of the cups instead of the whole cookie.....It was a success! Hubby loves them!

    thank you gina!!!

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  45. Did you spray the inside of the liner with any sort of non-stick spray? Or does the wafer come out ok without any? Looks delicious! Can't wait to try :)

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  46. I made this last night and served them tonight for dessert. I had left over graham crackers from your strawberry swirl cheesecake, so I made that crust on the bottom instead of the vanilla wafer. Yummy!!!

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  47. I run a website that shows people how to make vanilla extract. I'm always looking for recipes to showcase the different flavors (Mexican, Tahitian, Indian,...). This is definitely on my list.

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  48. Will they keep well if I make them the night before?

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  49. I didn't realize they were regular size. I made them in mini cupcake pans and they turned out great. They are really cute!

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  50. I made these too satisfy my sweet tooth. Amazing and easy to make and my kids love them. Thanks Gina for sharing your receipes with us to this date we have not missed eating a piece of fruit or having our veggies. We plan all our meals from your website.

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  51. I made these for my weight watcher group today and everyone loved them...all the recipes on this site look so amazing - thanks!!

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  52. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! For this recipe I took them to a family cook out and everyone loved them and wanted the recipe. They are great and easy to make.

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  53. These are awesome!! So delicious and filling. Just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. And less than 100 calories!

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  54. Just made these so yummy! Yet another great recipe.

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  55. These are SOO good. Instead of vanilla chobani I used strawberry and it was so delicious. Also since they came out a pretty pink color I put only blueberries on top and then put a little whipped cream on top of that. And I didn't use the wafers on the bottom, but you don't even need it so why waste the extra calories!

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  56. i dont have an electric mixer. can i mix by hand or do i need the mixer?

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  57. I can't wait to try these. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  58. Gonna make these tomorrow for the 4th!
    Brett

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  59. I made these for a 4th of July picnic that we are having today. They are in the oven as I type. I cannot wait to serve the little creations to my family. I am sure from all of the comments they are delish! The only suggestion that I have is that if there is anyway that you can go back up into you recipe and edit it stating the recipe uses standard size muffin/cupcake pans. The picture makes it look like they are the small mini muffins. I almost used the mini ones, but when i saw the amount of batter, I realized that was a lot for 12 mini cakes. After reading the comments, I saw your post that it was NOT the mini pans. Just a suggestion! Thanks for the recipe!

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  60. They're cooling in the fridge right now ... Sooo close to being ready to be DEVOURED!
    I gave my dad a taste of the batter and he couldn't believe they were only 100 cal/cupcake! It's just as rich and creamy as regular cheesecake, minus the guilt!

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  61. hey there! I love your blog & I cant believe I seen it in Fitness! well, I can believe it because you have really great recipes but I put a link on my blog to this recipe and the ginger carrot dressing one if you wanna check it out, I just wanted to give you a heads up and say thank you for sharing!

    http://mindbodybeauty.blogspot.com/2012/07/healthy-fourth-of-july-quickies.html

    I made your garlic shrimp pasta with the 1/2 & 1/2 , white wine, & tomatoes and it was the best thing I have ever made. It seriously tasted like something from a restaurant.

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  62. I made these for the fourth yesterday and they were AWESOME! Thanks so much!

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  64. i made these yesterday for the 4th
    they were delish
    posted about them on my blog today
    www.silverpooloflightgirl.blogspot.com
    brett

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  65. Made these for 4th of July yesterday (along with the Honey Lemon Bars) and they got RAVE reviews from everyone!! And they were all shocked that they were a Skinnytaste recipe! Super yummy- a definate keeper recipe!!

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  66. These were good however I think they would have been better with strawberry greek yogurt. I'm not a huge fan of vanilla greek yogurt and to me, that was the predominant flavor. Overall, a good treat!

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  67. Mine have been in the oven for 5 minutes and I just realised I forgot to put the flour in the recipe - is this a big problem?

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    1. Actually I just tried one after being cooled in the fridge and they taste lovely so I guess its ok without flour!

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  68. My batter came out lumpy from the oven. Did I do something wrong? I smoothed the top of the batter before I put them in the oven to bake. They are cooling now, hopefully the lumpiness will not take away from the taste!

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  69. Can Cream Cheese spread be substituted for block cream cheese?

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  70. Julie Marie8/1/12, 6:58 PM

    I just put mine in the oven!!! MMM MMM MMMMMM

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  71. OK I am here to tell you these were amazing! I can't believe something so tasty can be so low in calories. I made it to test it before a dinner party coming up, and I will for sure be making these for my family! I really like that the servings size is only for 12 unlike regular cupcakes where you end up with a ridiculous amount you feel guilty for ending up eating all the leftovers like a cow. lol. This happened to me just last week. Also, this was a great way to bond with my son who is almost 5. He helped me so much with them! He put the cupcake liners in, placed the cookies, helped mix (after I mixed), and when they were cool he added the strawberries and blueberries ! This was my first time using your site and I plan on using this site for EVERY meal.

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  72. Made these this weekend. Put them in mini muffin tins, baked for 15 minutes. Perfect little bite and only 33 calories. ;)

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  73. OMG, these are so delicious! I made them last night and I'm planning the next batch today...because they are disappearing too fast.

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  74. Another YUMMO!! I made two batches of these for the Super Bowl, but I used Oikos greek strawberry yogurt and cafe latte instead and it was delicious! I used the liquid egg whites instead and it came out perfect. Thanks again for these great recipes for the waistline!!!

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  75. These floored me and the family! They taste just like standard cheesecake and the presentation is so pretty. Everyone thought they took me forever to make! Amazing recipe!!

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  76. SO GOOD! My boyfriend loved them. I almost didn't tell them they were low cal! Thank you!

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  77. you should know that chobani is not a greek yogurt... its a fake greek style one misleading people...

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    1. tastes good so that's all I care about!

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  78. Amazing job Gina! These turned out so great and were a huge hit at my Memorial Day party yesterday!! I told my husband they were low fat and he then proceeded to give himself permission to eat 5 of them! I doubled the recipe with no issue, subbed Truvia for the sugar (made them only 2 points plus!) and put the muffin pan in a water bath to prevent cracking. So great! This is my new go to dessert recipe for parties. Thank you!!

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  79. Any GF sub for the flour in the mix if I used GF wafer?

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  80. These things are soooooo good! I ate like half of them before the strawberries and blueberries even made it on them... :/

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  81. Made these for the 4th of July, they were sooo pretty! smelled so good baking and they tasted great!

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  82. Tasty and healthy recipe! These were a total hit on the 4th of July, thanks!

    http://lifeinthewindycityandbeyond.tumblr.com/post/54999677859/red-white-blue-cheesecake-cups

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  83. Can you make these without the cookie on the bottom... no cookie at all? You think they'd turn out ok? Has anyone tired that?

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  84. I made these last night, and they turned out AWESOME! I deviated from the recipe, though, to try to make them even lighter. I crushed 2 full-size reduced fat graham cracker sheets and spread those equally between the 12 muffin cups instead of using the wafers (next time, I'll probably melt a tiny bit of light butter/margarine and mix that in to keep the crumbs from being so loose). I used an 8oz tub of fat free strawberry cream cheese instead of regular reduced fat & subbed Splenda for the sugar. Once they were cooled completely, I also spread about 1t of fat free cool whip onto each cheesecake before adding the berries. So delicious! Whole family enjoyed. Will for sure make these again.

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  85. I am allergic to eggs. Is there something I can substitute for them?

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