Homemade Graham Cracker Crust

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup stick butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful or 3 packets Equal sweetener

Directions:

  1. Preheat Oven at 375°F.
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and 2 tablespoons Equal.
  3. Press mixture into bottom and 1-inch up the side of a 9 inch springform pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.

Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 2 (8oz Each) packages of reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Equal Spoonful or 24 packets Equal sweetener
  • 1 2/3 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup reduced fat sour cream

Directions:

  1. Beat cream cheese and 1 cup Equal in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined.
  2. Mix in applesauce, egg, egg whites and lemon juice until blended.
  3. Stir in cornstarch, cinnamon, apple pie spice and vanilla extract.
  4. Add in the sour cream until combined and poor mixture over baked crust.
  5. Bake preheated oven 60 to 65 minutes or until center of the cake is almost set.
  6. Cool on wire rack.
  7. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake and let cheesecake cool completely.
  8. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight before serving.
  9. To serve: remove side of pan and cut cake into wedges.

Exchanges per serving: 1 milk, 2 fat.

Nutritional Info (per serving):
Makes 16 Servings
Calories:    171
Protein:    5g
Carbohydrate:    13g
Fat:    11g
Cholesterol:    56mg
Sodium:    154mg

Recipe courtesy of Merisant Corporation and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal.

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