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Easy lemon cheesecake cups

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
16 min
Prep
11 min
Cook
5 min
Serves
15
Difficulty
Easy
Not only do these super-speedy cheesecake bites give you a burst of sunny lemon flavor, they also offer probiotic goodness to boot. Cultured cottage cheese is probiotic-rich, and it blends to a creamy consistency similar to softened cream cheese. A splash of kefir—sometimes called drinkable yogurt—also contains beneficial live active cultures and enhances the creaminess of the filling. You can enjoy these immediately after making them, or you can chill them for a few hours ahead of eating. If you make them more than three or four hours ahead, though, the phyllo might get soggy.

Ingredients

Mini phyllo shell(s)

15 item(s)

Plain lowfat cultured cottage cheese

cup(s)

Plain lowfat cultured kefir

1 tbsp(s)

Powdered sugar (icing sugar)

cup(s)

Lemon zest

1 tsp(s)

Fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp(s)

Fat free whipped topping

5 Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Arrange phyllo shells on a small baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool.
  2. Combine cottage cheese and kefir in a mini food processor; process until smooth, stopping to scrape sides as needed. Add sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice; process until well combined. Divide mixture evenly among phyllo shells, about 2 teaspoons per shell. Top each with 1 teaspoon whipped topping.
  3. Serving size: 1 cheesecake cup