Friday, August 19, 2011

D-Feast Friday - Citrus Cheesecake

Citrus Cheesecake

nonfat cooking spray
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 T brown sugar
2 T butter or margarine, melted

Filling Ingredients:
1/2 cup of sugar
1/3 cup wheat flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
2- 8oz pkg of  cream cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup sour cream 
1 T fresh lemon juice
1T. fresh line juice
1T. fresh orange juice
1 lemon peel, grated
3 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar

1. Preheat oven to 300 F.

2. Prepare the crust: Coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, mix crumbs, brown sugar and butter then firmly press mixture into bottom and 2 inches up the sides of the pan.

3. Prepare the filling: In a large sized mixing bowl, combine sugar and flour then add vanilla, cream cheese, and eggs. Beat until smooth. Add milk, sour cream, citrus juices and peels and beat until smooth.

4. In a separate mixing bowl, using clean and dry beaters, beat egg whites at room temperature at high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time and beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg white mixture with cream cheese mixture.

5. Pour into prepared crust and bake at 300� F for 1 hour or until set. Remove from oven and let completely cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill for 4 hours or overnight.

6. Sprinkle with grated lemon, lime and orange zest before serving (optional.)

Serves 12.

appx 26 carbs per slice

1 comment:

Meri said...

ummm...I think I need this. Like really NEED this! Yum!


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