Skinny Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

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Wow. This was uh-mazing!  This was my first experience baking a cheesecake and it turned out perfectly.  I am not sure what made this cheesecake taste so good.  Maybe it was the greek yogurt in it, or maybe even the raspberry jam swirled throughout.  Whatever it was I couldn’t even believe that it tasted so awesome and turned out so good.  My hubby kept sneaking more and more from the fridge.  He loved it.  The kids loved it.  And I got to eat a whole slice for 132 calories for dessert and I didn’t even have to feel guilty about it.  This made preparing for my cruise a little bit easier.

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 3 stars
Review:  This was actually pretty easy to make.  I used reduced fat graham crackers which also helped reduce the calories.  For easier cutting and removal, I did bake my cheesecake on parchment paper.  This was so so good!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
1 tbsp light butter, softened
8 oz reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
6 oz fat free vanilla Greek Yogurt
2 large egg whites
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp all purpose flour
1/4 cup strawberry jam (you can use any jam)
chocolate chips for drizzling on top (optional)

1.  Crush graham cracker crumbs.  Can place them in a gallon size ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush, or food processor.  Melt the butter and mix together until evenly moistened.
2.  Coat an 8×8 square baking pan with cooking spray and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Press graham cracker crumbs evenly in the bottom of the pan.
3.  In an electric mixer blend cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.  Gradually beat in the fat free yogurt, egg whites, lemon juice and flour just until blended.  Do not over-mix.  Pour over the graham cracker crust.
4.  Stir your jam until smooth.  Drop by small spoonfuls over the cheesecake surface.  Using a knife, swirl the jam throughout the cheesecake to create a marble effect.
5.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until the center is almost set.  Don’t let the edges get too brown.  Cool at room temperature and chill a few hours in the refrigerator.
5.  Melt your chocolate chips in microwave and barely drizzle the top with the melted chocolate.
Recipe adapted from Skinnytaste
Servings: 9 • Size: 1 slice • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 132.9 • Fat: 5.6 g • Carb: 15.1 g • Fiber: 0.1 g • Protein: 5.8 g

 
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