New York Cheesecake, a Little Healthier!

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Adapted from Original New York Cheesecake Kiss The Cook's Original New York Cheesecake.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring all ingredients to room temperature (this helps to prevent cracking).
  2. MIX crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar and margarine.
  3. Press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. (using a hamburger press handle works great for this!).
  4. Bake at 325°F for 10 minutes.
  5. MIX neufchatel cheese, 1 cup splenda for baking, flour and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  6. Blend in low fat sour cream. mix well.
  7. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition, just until blended. Do not over mix!
  8. Pour over crust.
  9. Run a knife through to remove any air bubbles.
  10. BAKE 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until center is almost set. 325 °F for a silver springform pan 300 °F if using a dark nonstick pan.
  11. Crack oven door open slightly and allow cheesecake to temper for about 30 minutes.
  12. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake;.
  13. Remove rim of pan.
  14. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. (This is a must!).
  15. Top with cherry pie filling and garnish, if desired.