Deli-Style New York Cheesecake serves 12 From Cooking Healthy Across America
1 1/2 cups purchased graham cracker crumbs or 12 (2 1/2 inch) graham cracker squares, made into crumbs 1/4 cup pourable Sugar Twin or Sprinkle Sweet 2 tabl. reduced calorie margarine, melted 3 (8 oz) packages philadelphia fat free cream cheese 2 (4 serv.) pkg. Jello s/f vanilla cook and serve pudding mix 1 cup Carnation n/f dry milk powder 1 cup water 3 eggs, slightly beaten or equivalent in egg substitute 1/2 cup Land O Lake no fat sour cream 3 tabl. lemon juice 2 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 spring form pan with butter flavored cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine graham crackers crumbs, Sugar Twin and margarine. Gently press crumbs into prepared pan. In a large bowl, stir cream cheese with a spoon until soft. Add dry pudding mix, dry milk powder, water and eggs. Mix well using a wire whisk. Blend in sour cream, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Gently rotate pan to settle batter. Bake for 50 - 60 min. or until cake is set 2 inches from the edges, but the center is till pudding like. Turn oven off, open door and let cake set in oven for 15 min. Place pan on a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Remove sides of pan and refrigerate cake for at least 2 hours. Cut into 12 servings.
HINT: A self seal sandwich bag works great for crushing graham crackers.
When serving, good garnished with 1 tabl. spreadable fruit and Cool Whip Lite.
Each serving equals: HE: 1 1/4 protein (1/4 limited), 2/3 bread, 1/4 skim milk, 1/4 fat, 19 opt. calories
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