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Bite it! HG's Blueberry Bliss Cheesecake
HG's Blueberry Bliss Cheesecake

For Goodness' Cake!

Regular cheesecake is tempting. Add a delicious topping of blueberry goo, and it's irresistible! Luckily, thanks to some HG magic, there's no need to resist. Berry nice!

Ingredients:
Cheesecake
16 oz. fat-free cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 oz. (about 3/4 cup) fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt (like the kind by Chobani), room temperature
3 large egg whites or 1/2 cup liquid egg whites, room temperature
2 tbsp. lemon juice, room temperature
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Topping
2 cups frozen unsweetened blueberries
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Dash salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9" springform cake pan with nonstick spray and set aside.

To make the cheesecake, first set out all measured ingredients. Combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. With an electric mixer set to medium speed, beat until smooth, 1 - 2 minutes. While continuing to beat the mixture, gradually add yogurt, egg whites, lemon juice, flour, and cinnamon. Beat until thoroughly mixed, about 2 minutes. Evenly pour cheesecake mixture into the pan.

Bake in the oven until firm, 40 - 45 minutes. Set cheesecake aside and allow to cool completely in the pan.

Meanwhile, to make the topping, bring a medium-sized pot to medium-high heat on the stove. Add all topping ingredients. Add 1/2 cup cold water and mix well. Bring mixture to a boil, and then reduce heat to low. Stirring occasionally, simmer until mixture is thick and gooey, 2 - 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

Once cheesecake and topping have completely cooled, evenly pour blueberry topping over the cheesecake in the pan. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, until fully chilled. Once ready to serve (see HG Tip!), release and remove the springform. Cut into 8 slices and dig in!

MAKES 8 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1 slice (1/8th of cake)
Calories: 168
Fat: 1g
Sodium: 395mg
Carbs: 27g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 22g
Protein: 12g

PointsPlus® value 4*

HG Heads-Up! Be sure that the cream cheese, yogurt, egg whites, and lemon juice are at room temperature. This will help to prevent cracks in your cheesecake.

HG Tip! The topping may run down the edges of the cake once the springform is removed. To catch all of that deliciousness, place the pan on a larger plate before removing the springform.

Fight it! Cheesecake with Fruity Topping, Average
Cheesecake with Fruity Topping, Average

Makes Us Feel Blue...

It's not fair. A dessert with fruit should be WAY less fattening than non-fruity options, right? In a perfect world, a fruity topping would cancel out the calories in cheesecake, and we'd wake up the morning after eating it looking like we just stepped off the cover of Vogue magazine. Sadly, there's no such caloric cancellation (nor cover-girl effect). An average slice of cheesecake with fruity topping, like blueberry, has more than 500 calories and nearly 35 grams of fat. Don't pout! This just means that we needed to work a little harder than usual to get those numbers down. Lucky for YOU, we were up to the challenge. Just make our recipe (conveniently located immediately to the left), and you'll be in guilt-free cheesecake heaven! We ditched the crust (no one ever raves about the crust on their cheesecake) and invested the extra calories in a SUPER-CREAMY cheesecake filling (our BEST ever!) for the base. The blueberry topping ROCKS. And our cake has just ONE gram of fat per slice. We've got fruity cheesecake covered! We may not be ready for the cover of Vogue, but at least our cute jeans still fit...

Serving Size: 1 slice
Calories: 507
Fat: 33g
Sodium: 352mg
Carbs: 45g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 30g
Protein: 7g

PointsPlus® value 14*

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