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Lite Cheesecake

Lite Cheesecake

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Bea Gassman

Bea Gassman

This is a light, creamy, no-bake dessert made with cottage cheese instead of cream cheese, so it is lower in calories than most cheesecakes.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 193 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 317 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Force cottage cheese through a sieve, or pulse until creamy in a food processor or blender; set aside
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine egg yolks, milk, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened; remove from heat. In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Stir into the custard mixture. Stir in creamed cottage cheese and lemon juice.
  3. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold whites into cheese mixture. Pour filling into graham cracker crust. Chill for several hours in the refrigerator before serving.
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RENOTA
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RENOTA

12/20/2006

My Mom use to make this recipe and now that she has passed on I am the one that makes it for the holidays. It always gets rave reviews!

JH
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JH

8/14/2014

I loved it. It was so very lite and pleasing and never felt like you ate a large piece. This is so good. Thanks. It's on our favorite list.

ihess7
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ihess7

1/30/2014

I will definitely make it again. It is very light and tastes great with strawberry or blueberry pie filling dolloped on top when you are ready to serve it. For some reason I had difficulty getting the custard mixture to thicken, even after boiling for several minutes, but added a tablespoon of all-purpose flour and then continued to boil for a minute. This would make a very nice light tasting dessert for the summer also. I think I would like to try it with flavored gelatin the next time.

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