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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!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cherry Cheese Cupcakes

What a neat little treat to make for Valentine's Day....or any day for that matter! Not alot of ingredients and so easy to make.  Thinking you could use any kind of topping.....or no topping at all!

CHERRY CHEESE CUPCAKES
Makes 12 Cupcakes
1 Cupcake = 3 PointsPlus™
 
 
12 Reduced Fat Nilla Wafers
2 (8 oz each) packages Neufchatel cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Splenda granulated
1/2 cup fat-free egg substitute
1 TBSP lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla
@3/4 cup sugar-free cherry pie filling


Preheat oven to 350º. Place 1 wafer in the bottom of a muffin pan with paper liners; set aisde.


Beat cream cheese and Splenda in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined.
 
 
Add egg substitute, lemon juice and vanilla until just blended.



Spoon evenly into muffin cups, @ 2/3 full.


Bake 30 minutes. Turn off the oven and open the oven door slightly. Let stand in the oven for an additional 30 minutes. These will 'collapse' as they sit in the oven. Remove from oven and cool completely.

 
 
Top with pie filling. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.


Store in the refrigerator.

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. ***

Later!
Loving Life(time)!
Jan

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