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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 177.0
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 42.0 mg
  • Sodium: 286.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 8.6 g

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Citrus Cheesecake


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Citrus Cheesecake RECIPE

Introduction

A zesty way to prepare a traditional cheesecake. A zesty way to prepare a traditional cheesecake.

Ingredients

    Basic Ingredients
    • nonfat cooking spray
    • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
    Filling Ingredients
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/3 cup wheat flour
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 8 oz. packages nonfat cream cheese
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup 1% milk
    • 1/3 cup nonfat sour cream
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
    • 1 teaspoon lime peel, grated
    • 1 teaspoon orange peel, grated
    • 3 egg whites
    • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 300 F.



2. Prepare the crust: Coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, mix crumbs, brown sugar and butter then firmly press mixture into bottom and 2 inches up the sides of the pan.



3. Prepare the filling: In a large sized mixing bowl, combine sugar and flour then add vanilla, cream cheese, and eggs. Beat until smooth. Add milk, sour cream, citrus juices and peels and beat until smooth.



4. In a separate mixing bowl, using clean and dry beaters, beat egg whites at room temperature at high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time and beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg white mixture with cream cheese mixture.



5. Pour into prepared crust and bake at 300 F for 1 hour or until set. Remove from oven and let completely cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill for 4 hours or overnight.



6. Sprinkle with grated lemon, lime and orange zest before serving (optional.)



Serves 12.



Reprinted with permission by Public Health Seattle & King County





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  • Incredible!
    62 of 64 people found this review helpful
    used splenda brown and white sugars and the juice of the whole fruit. Very good!!! Thanks for a tasty, healthy recipe!!!!! - 9/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    45 of 46 people found this review helpful
    really good, I added the juice of 1 lemon, 1 lime and 1 orange along with the peel in order to get a more citrus burst. I will definately be making this again! - 8/9/08

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  • Very Good
    29 of 31 people found this review helpful
    replacing sugar with spelnda works well. - 9/2/08

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  • Very Good
    28 of 29 people found this review helpful
    I love cheesecake. I cut the sugar in half and it still was good. A little light on the citrus flavor but made a lemon/lime/orange sauce for the top and it improved it. - 2/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    25 of 27 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night and couldn't wait the 4 hours to try it. I used Splenda baking blend instead of sugar to help cut the calories. It is a delicous, refreshing dessert that I would serve to company. Thanks to whomever shared this. Gail - 2/8/08

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  • 24 of 25 people found this review helpful
    It was awesome. I too used Splenda and juiced a half of a lemon, lime, and orange along with the peel to get it a bit more citrusy. I made it into individual cupcake molds to cut down on the portion size. It was wonderful. - 6/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
    This was absolutely fabulous! Could become my families newest favorite. I did replace 1/2 of the sugar with Splenda. - 9/10/07

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  • 23 of 82 people found this review helpful
    I am not fooled by the low fat items; it's still 2124 calories for the whole cake. Who could eat just 1/12th and not go back for seconds??? I think I'll pass on this one. Too tempting. Too many calories. - 8/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! make sure the zest is in very small pieces or it can be bitter - 5/5/09

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  • Very Good
    18 of 21 people found this review helpful
    I don't like using splenda in any recipes- I believe that using organic sugar is a healthier option. You can cut those calories by reducing the amount of sugar in the recipe and not sacrifice any of the taste. This is a tasty recipe, thanks for sharing- the citrus lends a lovely quality to it - 9/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    This is just so yummy. Almost did not want to stop at one slice. Had to take some to each neighbor. They loved it too.I gave them the recipe. I told them to make it when I am not home. :) - 8/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
    This cheesecake is amazing! I made it for a friend's birthday, and no one believed it was "healthy" food :) - 3/6/08

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  • O.K.
    16 of 20 people found this review helpful
    This had a chemical kind of aftertaste, I'm assuming from the nonfat dairy products. It might be worth trying again with low fat products. No one here liked it much, but a shot of Reddi Whip improved things. - 8/9/07

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  • Very Good
    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
    There was a time when I was the cheese cake expert, making @ least 1 a month. This is a nice cheese cake, fresh taste. - 2/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made this for awhile and when it popped up again on the email I got all excited! I loved it so much the last time, I'm making it again this time. As far as the calories go...this is actually minimal even for the serving size--we are talking cheesecake. - 11/1/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I replaced the sugar with splenda and it was delicious! - 2/4/08

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  • O.K.
    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Non fat should be replaced by low fat to improve taste - 7/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    It was the perfect birthday cake for my husband since he can't have too sugary of foods. I didn't know cheesecake was so simple. - 5/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Wow, this was incredible! Even though it's low in fat, it's still very rich. - 2/9/09

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  • 10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I replaced the sugar with splenda and it was delicious!
    really good, I added the juice of 1 lemon, 1 lime and 1 orange along with the peel in order to get a more citrus burst. - 10/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    My family was reluctant, but it went over with a hit hit Thanks a lot - 2/7/09

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This tasted good and it was very easy to make. My 12-yr old son really liked it. I'll definitely make it again. - 8/4/07

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This was excellent, we all enjoyed it - 7/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This was FANTASTIC...My whole family loved it. - 7/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    very good low fat cheesecake - 3/13/07

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