May 14, 2008

Non-fat Cheesecakes


For those watching their diets here are some non fat versions. I used to make these at the health food deli I worked at and they were yummy. You wouldn't know something like this could taste so good! The fat content is so minimal these are considered fat free.



AMARETTO OR LAVENDER NON FAT CHEESECAKE MAKES 1 SMALL 6IN. CAKE

12 oz. non fat cream cheese

1c. non fat cottage cheese

1/2c. flour

1 egg

1/4c amaretto or lavender vanilla infusion*

1c. sugar

4 tb. cookie crumbs

First if your making lavender cheesecake you must make an infusion before you start. Soak 2 tb. lavender (must be culinary lavender) and scrape out seeds from a vanilla bean (or just use vanilla extract) in 1/4c. skim milk (warm). Then strain. If not 1/4c. add some water to equal that.

Mix all ingredients well. Spray inside of 6" spring form pan with Pam or a spray like that. Sprinkle cookie crumbs on bottom of pan and pour cheesecake mixture over it . Bake about 70min.



Variation--

CHOCOLATE KAHLUA NON FAT CHEESECAKE

1 1/2c. non fat cream cheese

1c. non fat cottage cheese

1c. sugar

1/4c. + 2tb. cocoa

1/4c. flour

1/4c. Kahlua liqueur

1 tsp. Vanilla

1 egg

Follow directions for previous non fat cheesecake.

1 comment:

coriander said...

Wow, I'm totally going to make a lavender infusion for cheesecake once my lavender blooms. Last year I infused vodka and also made lavender sugar.