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Serving Size: 1 slice (1/8th of cake)
Calories: 195
Fat: 1g
Sodium: 430mg
Carbs: 35g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 29g
Protein: 11g

PointsPlus® value 5*

HG Alternative: Swap out the sugar for the same amount of Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated), and each serving will have 125 calories, 16.5g carbs, and 8.5g sugars (PointsPlus® value 3*).

The first-ever ALL-DESSERT cookbook -- Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Just Desserts -- hits shelves in two weeks!!! (Click NOW to order!) Celebrate with this cher-rific cheesecake recipe, under 200 calories a slice! Open up and say mmmmm...

16 oz. fat-free cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated white sugar (or HG Alternative)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 oz. (about 2/3 cup) fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt, room temperature
1/2 cup liquid egg whites (about 4 egg whites), room temperature
2 tbsp. lemon juice, room temperature
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch
2 cups frozen unsweetened pitted dark sweet cherries, partially thawed and chopped
1/3 cup granulated white sugar (or HG Alternative)
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch springform cake pan with nonstick spray.

To make the cheesecake, in a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract. With an electric mixer set to medium speed, beat until smooth, 1 - 2 minutes.

Continue to beat while gradually adding yogurt, egg whites, lemon juice, flour, and cinnamon. Beat until uniform, about 2 minutes.

Evenly pour mixture into the cake pan. Bake until firm, 40 - 45 minutes. Let cool completely, about 2 hours.

Meanwhile, to make the topping, combine cornstarch with 1/4 cup cold water in a medium nonstick pot, and stir to dissolve. Add remaining topping ingredients, and stir well. Set heat to medium. Stirring frequently, cook until mixture is thick and gooey, 8 - 10 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl, and let cool completely.

Evenly pour topping over the cooled cheesecake in the pan. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

Once ready to serve, release springform, and dig in!


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