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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 32 people found this review helpful
    replacing sugar with spelnda works well. - 9/2/08

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  • Very Good
    29 of 31 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 28 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 26 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 26 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 83 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 22 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 19 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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  • O.K.
    17 of 21 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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  • Incredible!
    16 of 19 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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  • 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 14 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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  • O.K.
    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Non fat should be replaced by low fat to improve taste - 7/16/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I replaced the sugar with splenda and it was delicious! - 2/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 12 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 13 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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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Yummy: this is my first cheesecake and everyone loved it. I used low-far sour cream and low-fat cream cheese. I might try it fat-free next time. - 2/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Read through some other comments before making. Used as many low fat products as i could and used all the juice from the lemon and lime, and half from the orange and all zest from all fruits. EXTREME flavor- awesome big hit at home and work!! Not a fan of pie crusts so used thin layer of pound cake. - 1/19/11

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was a wonderful recipe; however I could not taste the citrus. Would definitely like a citrus topping for it. Will make again! - 10/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made this for Christmas dinner, it was delicious. The only thing I did differently was use a combination of gingersnaps and graham crackers for the crust, and used low fat cream cheese instead of no-fat which I don't care for. I'll definitely make this again! - 12/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! And so pretty with all the green, yellow, and orange flecks of peel throughout. Everyone loved it and I'll definitely make it again! - 4/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! Light and fluffy, very tasty. Will definitely make again. - 3/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    yummmy i just changed sugar for splenda - 6/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Wow ... what a great combo! I love citrus so had to increase it ... YUMMY! Thanks. - 2/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I never knew that one could enjoy cheesecake and not feel guilty! I made this recipe and it is EXECELLENT! - 1/20/11

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this for my husband's birthday. It was the very first time I ever made cheesecake and it turned out perfect. He and my son loved it. I will try to add some extra lemon or lime next time to kick up what he loves best. Thank you! - 1/18/11

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  • Good
    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    It looks good, and less calories then some, but you could even do more by substituting the sour cream with plain or even citrus flavored yogurt, the two eggs with just egg whites, and 1% milk with nonfat milk! - 9/11/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Enjoyed this cheesecake - not too sweet and definitely citrus, but would add more zest next time (it was difficult to measure the teaspoonfuls). Only one query - how on earth do you get non-fat cream? - surely that's an oxymoron.... will try some yoghurt in it next time as I had to use full fat. - 2/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Wow!! This must be so delicious on a hot summer evening. Yumm! Not too high in calories, cholesterol, or sodium either. Wonderful. - 2/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I just made a few changes because i'm diabetic. Excellent recipe - 2/4/09

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    made it for my birthday cake, but used reduced fat cream cheese. Everyone loved it! Wonderful not to have to give up cheesecake!
    I tried making this as a pie, with half the filling; also great, just reduce baking time. - 9/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Wow!--Too good!---tasty--nice for company--Thank-you! - 8/13/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was really good! Not super sweet, but really refreshing and yummy! This definitely satisifes the dessert cravings! - 6/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    really great.but i love lime,lemon and orange.so what is not to love. - 2/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Simular to my own, but better...THX - 8/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We love this recipe... cheesecake is our favorite desert, so this is a great low cal option for us. Though it is difficult to have just one piece! - 2/13/11

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I have another low fat Cheesecake recipe that is made almost entirely from yogurt cheese, with 1 pkg of Low Fat Cream Cheese, and it is so delicious. I am looking forward to trying this with a couple changes of my own, like omitting the wheat flour. I think Greek Yogurt in place of sour cream works. - 1/28/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was a refreshing cheesecake..Very Very YUMMY!!!!! - 3/10/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    So good! A little high in carbs, but still tastes great! - 3/17/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this with my daughter as it is written.
    Very very good and quite easy to make.
    Not that deadly sweet delicious as the ones we ate in London, but this is what a light version is about, isn't it?
    Next time maybe we will use less egg whites. I eat an orange and a banana with one slice. - 5/19/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    When cutting recipe in half, use 3T flour and 3T sour cream. - 5/13/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Since I didn't have any sour cream on hand, I substituted Greek yoghurt and it came out fine. - 1/21/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i'm sugesting using splenda-like many before me have. Also to make the crust lower in fat i never bother putting in the melted butter- i just sprinkle the grahm crackers on the bottom. and when ever a recipie calls for sour cream i have always used no fat PLAIN yogurt -cuts out even more calories - 8/7/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made a crust with crushed gingersnaps and crystallized ginger. Yummy. - 7/29/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was so good! I followed the advice of other reviewers and added the juices of a whole lime, a whole lemon, and half an orange. It's so nice to have an indulgent recipe that actually fits into my eating plan. Thanks for sharing this recipe! - 3/7/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very Good, read the comments to improve flavor and calorie count before making. - 3/5/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good. - 2/10/11

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Anyone tried this with plain greek yogurt in place of the sour cream? - 1/20/11

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  • Bad
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I skip the crust and eat it on sugar free angel food cake or alone,, - 12/11/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Heavenly :) - 9/11/10

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Gotta Try This One Soon...Sounds Yummy! - 9/2/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Has anyone tried a cheesecake using EggBeaters? I would like to know if it works before I attempt it. :-) My husband and I love cheesecake, but have to watch the cholesterol. Glad to know the Splenda works, too, because of his diabetes. - 9/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I absolutely will try this! - 8/23/10

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I will try this with Splenda - 8/23/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good,life could not taste better. - 8/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I was very good! - 8/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 8/13/10

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    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Excellent - 7/10/10

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This looks like a great recipe. I'm "known" for making cheesecakes and will definitely be trying this one! - 7/10/10

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  • Good
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Dry. - 4/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have sugar but had splenda, and I didn't have the lime or lemon but had lemon juice and oranges. Very good. - 4/12/10

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    i can eat cheesecake and still lose weight.........very cool - 4/9/10

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is a keeper. - 2/4/09

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  • 1 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Interesting, the variety of comments & opinions here! This recipe looks quite yummy, no ingredient looks like it's too much or too little, and it makes me hungry just to read it...mainly b/c I adore citrus recipes! In it goes to my recipes that I want to try. - 9/2/08

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  • Bad
    1 of 12 people found this review helpful
    don't know what i did wrong but this was the worse cheesecake i have ever made, and cheesecake is my favorite will not make this again - 9/2/08

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    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Yummo !!!! - 9/2/08

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  • 1 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Gotta try this one. It sounds incrediblle! - 8/8/08

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  • 1 of 17 people found this review helpful
    My boyfriend loves cheesecake so I might give this a go once I purchase a spring pan!! - 8/8/08

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  • 1 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This sounds GOOD! I will use Splenda as well. I saw a TV show and someone put PopRocks in their cheesecake crust. - 8/8/08

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  • 1 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like it would be a great addition to Thanksgiving Dinner. Can't wait to make it. - 8/8/08

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    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 3/18/07

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    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 3/17/07

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    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful!! - 3/13/07

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I won't use splenda or other aritifical sweetners as they are toxic (Look up aspertame, BHT, BHA). I use turbando (raw) sugar as it hasn't been refined, and the juice of one lemon and one lime. Excellant! - 2/27/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good - 5/12/12

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 11/21/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will try this and replace the non-fat sour cream with plain Greek yogurt to cut calories ~ - 11/21/11

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for a tasty, healthy recipe - 10/24/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Used brown sugar TWIN in the box, it was great. The Splenda brown sugar has a nasty aftertaste that Sugar Twin does not have is why. - 9/5/11

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  • This was a very simple but yummy recipe. I will definitely make this again! I made this for a family get together, it was loved by everyone, the kids even went back for more! - 8/13/11

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  • used splenda and cupcake pan instead thanks for a great tasty dessert...
    - 8/7/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Lets see if we can only eat one serving.. LoL - 8/7/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Can this be made in a muffin tin for individual servings? Does it require liners? What is the baking time & temperature changes for muffin pan vs full pan. - 8/7/11

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My girls just loved this, even made it to Facebook! - 8/1/11

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  • I love cheese cake and this was excellent...I prefer to use riccota cheese and fresh orange zest & juice primarily. - 7/25/11

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  • My housemate made this yesterday - it was truly delicious!! - 6/11/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    the orange juice is no pulp, right? - 6/10/11

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  • I made this for Memoral day it easy and good. I did add doube the recipe for citrus zest. - 6/2/11

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  • Very yummy! I made it as directed, except for adding extra citrus juices as suggested by several reviewers...great consistancy, nice strong citrus taste. My husband and kids loved it too! - 5/20/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try this. And what I have always found for cheesecake is that it freezes very well. So I plan to cut any remaining cake into 1/2 servings, wrap them individually and freeze them for a later treat. - 5/17/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    delicious - the fresh citrus and zest make this cheesecake ! I will use splenda or baking stevia next time.
    - 4/20/11

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