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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!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Creamy Cheesecake

I love cheesecake. I mean.....I really love cheesecake. And when it's this easy to make, I love it even more! This recipe has few ingredients but a lot of possibilities for the toppings if you choose to top it.  This tastes like you've spent a ton of time, but in less than an hour it's put together and baked. The hardest part is waiting for it to chill.

Makes 8 Servings
1 Serving = 5 Points Plus®

1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust
10 ounces Neufchatel cream cheese, softened
½ cup fat-free egg substitute
¾ cup Splenda granulated
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp grated lemon zest

Preheat oven to 350ยบ.

Beat softened cream cheese slightly.

Add the rest of the ingredients and beat until well combined.

Pour mixture into the crust.

Bake for 25 minutes.

Let cheesecake cool on rack and then refrigerate @4 hours before serving.

MY SPIN: You can serve this 'as is' or top it with whatever you like. Remember to add the topping into the P+ value if you're following Weight Watchers©. I topped my piece with a sliced strawberry, fat-free whipped topping and then grated a small amount of dark chocolate over it which didn't add to the P+ value.

And now I just want to share with you some kitchen gadgets I just love. The first one is my KitchenAid Stand Mixer.  Sometimes I don't now what I'd do without it.

The next 'gadget' is this cute little zester. So much easier than that other 'thingy' because all the zest collects neatly in it.


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. ***

Loving life!

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