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Healthy&taste: Dufflet's Light Lemon Cheeseca

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Category: Canadian, Cakes, Cheese, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Plain yogurt, low-fat
  • 1 c Granulated sugar
  • 1 Lemon, grated rind only
  • 2 c 1% cottage cheese
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Egg whites
  • 2 ts Lemon juice
  • 2 ts Vanilla
  • 3/4 lb Light cream cheese, or block
  • 1/4 c All-purpose flour
  • Fresh berries


1 c Graham cracker crumbs
1 tb Unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 ts Corn syrup

Crust: Line bottom of 9-inch springform pan with parchment or waxed paper;
grease side.

Combine crumbs with butter. Stir together corn syrup with 1 tb water; stir
into crumbs until well mixed. Press into botom of pan. Bake in 375F 190C
oven for 10 minutes or until firm to the touch.

Meanwhile, in cheesecloth-lined sieve, drain yogurt for 20 minutes. In food
processor, combine granulated sugar and lemon rind until sugar is pale
yellow colour. Add cottage cheese, eggs and egg whites, lemon juice and
vanilla; process until mixture is very smooth. Gradually mix in cream
cheese until well combined.

Gently press yogurt to squeeze out any remaining liquid. Add yogurt to food
processor along with flour; process just until smooth.

Pour mixture into springform pan; tap on counter to remove air bubbles.
Centre pan on large piece of foil; press tightly around base of pan. Set
pan in larger pan; pour in enough hot water to come 1-inch up side of pan.
Bake in 300f 150C oven for 1-1/2 hours or until edge is set but centre
still jiggles slightly. Remove from oven; let cheesecake stand in pan of
water for 20 minutes. Remove cheesecake from larger pan; remove foil. Let
cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or up to 2

Before serving, gently run knife around side of pan. Arrange berries over

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