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    Lighter Pumpkin Cheesecake (With Ricotta and Cream Cheese)

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    1 hrs 35 mins

    20 mins

    1 hrs 15 mins

    newmama's Note:

    lighter texture and calories than regular cream cheese cheesecake. i also used fage full fat yogurt instead of sour cream but it won't recognize that ingredient. sour cream may be used or fage yogurt- don't use regular yogurt. all ingredients should be at room temp.

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    Ingredients:

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    crust

    • 1 3/4 cups gingersnap crumbs
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

    Directions:

    1. 1
      make crust by combining all ingredients and press into a well greased 10 in springform pan.
    2. 2
      preheat oven to 325 and put a glass pan half full with water on the bottom rack, put the upper rack to the second highest level.
    3. 3
      if your ricotta is fresh, which is best, and moist put in cheesecloth and squeeze out extra liquid.
    4. 4
      beat cream cheese and ricotta until smooth and light.
    5. 5
      beat in sugar until well combined.
    6. 6
      mix flour with spices and add them until combined.
    7. 7
      beat in sour cream until smooth.
    8. 8
      add eggs, one at a time, incorporating each one, at low speed- don't overmix.
    9. 9
      add pumpkin and vanilla, beat until smooth on low speed and pour into prepared crust.
    10. 10
      bake for about 1 hour 20 minutes, check after 1 hour- dont open the oven before 1 hour. outside should be set and golden, the middle should jiggle a little but not be liquid. turn off oven and keep the door closed, let cool at least 1 hour in the oven, cool completely and refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
    11. 11
      top with whipped cream or praline sauce if desired.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lighter Pumpkin Cheesecake (With Ricotta and Cream Cheese)

    Serving Size: 1 (134 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 532.7
     
    Calories from Fat 258
    48%
    Total Fat 28.7 g
    44%
    Saturated Fat 16.4 g
    82%
    Cholesterol 125.2 mg
    41%
    Sodium 413.0 mg
    17%
    Total Carbohydrate 60.2 g
    20%
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    3%
    Sugars 36.3 g
    145%
    Protein 9.8 g
    19%

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