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New York–Style Strawberry Cheesecake

Total Time
5 hr
Prep
0 min
Cook
5 hr
Serves
16
Difficulty
Easy
New York cheesecake is famous for its ultra-rich taste and texture, and this light version is no exception.
Ingredients

graham cracker crumbs

¼ cup(s)

low fat cream cheese

16 oz, Packages of Neufchâtel

fat-free cream cheese

16 Tbsp

sugar

1 cup(s)

all-purpose flour

3 Tbsp

regular liquid egg substitute

1½ cup(s)

vanilla extract

1 Tbsp

lemon zest

1 tsp

jam

3 Tbsp, Currant variety

strawberries

4 cup(s), Fresh hulled

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F; spray the inside of a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick spray and dust with the graham cracker crumbs. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat both kinds of cheese, the sugar, and flour until well blended. While mixing, drizzle in the egg substitute. Continue to beat until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla and lemon zest. Pour into the pan. Bake until the cake is golden and firm to the touch and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack 2–3 hours, then cover with foil and refrigerate at least 1 hour or until ready to serve. Lightly brush the top of the cake with the melted jelly. Place the strawberries on top, hulled-side down, then drizzle with the remainder of the jelly.
Notes
The recipe successfully cuts the fat by using nonstick spray in lieu of butter to make a graham cracker crust. Be sure to let the cake cool completely in the pan. If you release the springform pan’s clamp too soon, the cake may fall.

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