Lemony Light Cheesecake

"A great cheesecake, that is lighter and healthier than a lot of the others that I've made."
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Ready In:
1hr 50mins




  • Spray bottom and sides of 9 inch springform pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Crust: Combine cookies and butter.
  • Press mixture firmly in pan.
  • Chill while making filling.
  • Filling: Put cream cheese, sugar, and flour in a mixing bowl.
  • Use beater on speed 2 for 30 seconds.
  • Stop and scrape bowl.
  • Add egg substitute, lemon juice and lemon peel.
  • Stir on low speed for 30 seconds.
  • Stop and scrape bowl.
  • Turn to speed 2 and mix 15-30 seconds-- just until well blended.
  • Do not overbeat.
  • Pour filling in crust.
  • Place top oven rack in center of oven.
  • Place pan of hot water on bottom rack.
  • Place cheesecake on center rack.
  • Bake A 325 degrees F for 50-60 minutes or until its set when pan is jiggled.
  • Do not overbake.
  • Turn off oven; open door.
  • Let cheesecake stand in oven 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack away from drafts.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours before serving.
  • It can also be frozen for later use.

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  1. i made a few changes. i just made a homemade graham cracker crust- since I'm not a big fan of oreos. I also used 1/2 splenda and 1/2 sugar. Then 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites- I didn't want to buy egg substitute and consider the real eggs to be healthier than any substitute- I've never used a substitute in my life...but that's besides the point. The cheesecake was really yummy with the changes I made also- texture and structure was comparable to a full fat cheese cake. Yum. I only give it a three star out of personal preference. Cheesecake is not my FAVORITE can not live with out it kind of dessert. It just so happened that my craving for cheesecake coincided with easter and so I made this one and it fit the bill. I liked the lemony taste also. Thanks again


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