Skinny Cheescake

All of the goodness, half of the Calories!

Skinny Cheescake

We all have a sweet-tooth and crave something tasty every now & then. I am not the biggest fan of sponge cakes, I prefer an Apple pie, Cheesecake or a South African favourite; Melktert. I think I discovered the perfect combination by creating my own “skinny cheesecake” with fresh kiwi on top.

We hosted a dinner party during the week and had the opportunity to test out my own recipe. As always, I try to keep my recipes as simple as possible and aim to cut some Calories in the process.

Ingredients:

{Filling}

  • 250g x Woolworths Low Fat Cream Cheese
  • ½ Cup x Organic Brown sugar
  • 3 x Eggs
  • 1 tsp x Lemon zest
  • 1 tsp x Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp x Vanilla Essence
  • 1Tbspn x Lemon Juice
  • 3 x Kiwi fruit

{Crust}

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Method:

{Crust} – Pour the cup of Muesli into a plastic bag and beat with a rolling pin until it is finely crushed. Add the honey and stir into the muesli coating it. Heat a pan and slightly roast the honey coated muesli.

Roasting Muesli

Line a baking pan and spray with non-stick cooking oil. Scoop roasted muesli out and cover surface of baking pan.

Crust in pan

{Filling} – Start by heating the oven to 160 0 Degrees {Lower temperature, but longer cooking time}.  Add Eggs, Vanilla essence, lemon juice and sugar together in a food blender and mix until smooth. Scoop the entire tub of Woolworths Low Fat Cream Cheese and mix again to form a smooth patter. Pour the mixture over the crust in the pan.

Place in the oven for 40-45 minutes. {Prick with a fork to feel if it’s firm.} Once fully baked, take it out of the oven and place on a rack to cool down. Once the cake has cooled place in the fridge for about 3 hours. <- Yes, all good things take time! 😉 Remove from the fridge a half an hour before serving. Cut the kiwi fruit in to slices and place on top.

Tip: If you are use to eating thick cream or ice cream with your slice of cake, how about trying an healthier alternative? Take Fresh Ayrshire Reduced fat Cream +  castor sugar and beat until thick & creamy.

Ready to give this skinny lady a go?

A few notes to remember: prepare well in advance. The secret to the cheesecake is the few hours in the fridge. Be adventurous and use different fruit for toppings. Always remember to use fruits that are in-season, fresh and full of flavour! The last tip; cut and enjoy! 😉

Cheesecake Slice

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