Fudgy Cheesecake with Cherry Sauce
20Prep Time Minutes
60Total Time Minutes
12Number of Ingredients
PAM® Baking Spray
3 chocolate wafer cookies, finely crushed (3 cookies = about 2 tbsp crumbs)
1 can (16 oz each) water-packed pitted tart red cherries, undrained
2 pkgs (8 oz each) Neufchatel cheese, reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup vanilla lowfat yogurt
1/4 cup Egg Beaters® Original
2 tablespoons Egg Beaters® 100% Liquid Egg Whites
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Reddi-wip® Fat Free Dairy Whipped Topping, optional
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||10 g||15%|
|Saturated Fat||5 g||27%|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g||5%|
|Vitamin C||1 mg||1%|
|Vitamin A||613 iu||12%|
Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray 8-inch springform pan with baking spray. Sprinkle wafer crumbs evenly onto bottom and up side of pan; set aside. Drain cherries, reserving 1/2 cup of the liquid. Set aside.
Beat Neufchatel cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and the cocoa powder in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add yogurt, Egg Beaters Egg Product and Egg Whites and the flour; beat until well blended. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake 45 minutes, or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cheesecake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or until chilled. Cut into 12 slices.
Combine the 1/2 cup reserved cherry liquid, 6 tablespoons sugar and the cornstarch in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat 2 to 4 minutes, or until mixture is thickened and translucent, stirring constantly. Gently stir in cherries. Serve warm or chilled spooned over the cheesecake slices. And top with a serving of Reddi-wip just before serving, if desired.
Use Your Microwave: To prepare sauce in the microwave, combine the reserved 1/2 cup cherry liquid, 6 tablespoons sugar and the cornstarch in medium microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes, or until mixture is thickened and translucent, stirring after each minute. Continue as directed.