Citrus Cheesecake

Citrus Cheesecake RECIPE

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


    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


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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Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    63 of 65 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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    47 of 48 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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    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