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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Swirling Strawberry Cheesecake

It's strawberry season in Rhea County!!! Tidwell's Berry Farm is now open. But before they opened, I found this recipe and tweaked it to the max to make it as WW friendly as possible. Since it's made with sugar-free preserves versus fresh fruit, the possibilities for this delicious dessert is endless!! The next time I make this, I'm going to use seedless SF blackberry preserves....YUM!!!

Makes 9 Servings
1 Serving = 5 PointsPlus™

Non-stick spray
1/2 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
1 TBSP light butter, softened
8 oz. Neufchatel cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup Splenda granulated
6 oz. fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt
2 large egg whites
Juice from 1 lemon OR 2 TBSP lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 TBSP all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar-free strawberry preserves

Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Spray 9” baking pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.

Mix together graham cracker crumbs and butter with a fork until evenly moistened. Press evenly onto the bottom of the sprayed pan.

Using an electric mixer, gently beat the cream cheese, Splenda and vanilla until smooth. Gradually beat in the yogurt, egg whites, lemon juice and flour. Pour over crust.

Stir preserves until smooth. Drop by small 'dollops' over the filling. Using a knife, swirl the preserves gently through the filling to create a 'marble' effect.

Bake 25 – 30 minutes or until the center is almost set. Cool to room temperature; chill a few hours in the refrigerator.

MY SPIN: I found that using only 1/2 cup of the graham cracker crumbs wasn't enough to cover the bottom of the pan, so I used 1 cup which changed the PointsPlus™ to 6 per serving. Still very much worth it!! I used the juice of one lemon versus bottled lemon juice......I think the flavor is just so much better. And then I garnished my piece with a fresh sliced strawberry.

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court!! *** The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark. ***

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