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Healthier Holiday Recipe: Mini Cheesecakes

Healthier Holiday Recipe: Mini Cheesecakes

Eating healthier this holiday season has been made a little easier by our HealthWorks! dietitians. We created better-for-you versions of our favorite dishes. Try them out and let us know how they taste!

Recipe: Mini Cheesecakes
Makes 12 servings
Here’s a low fat, lower-in-sugar version of this dessert favorite.

For the Cheesecake:

  • 3 oz. low fat cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 oz. fat free cream cheese
  • 2 eggs or ½ cup egg substitute
  • ½ cup sugar or sugar substitute

For the Topping:

  • 1 pint of drained, nonfat plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Line muffin tins with 12 cupcake papers.
  3. In mixing bowl, beat the low fat and fat free cream cheeses until smooth. Add sugar/sugar substitute and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs/egg substitute and beat until smooth.
  4. Pour cheesecake mixture evenly into muffin tins. Bake for 15 minutes or until the center is almost set. Cool 5-10 minutes.
  5. For the topping: mix yogurt, sugar or sugar substitute and vanilla until smooth.
  6. Top each cheesecake with topping, spread around evenly covering the entire top. Put back in oven for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Cool. Refrigerate two hours or overnight.
  8. Decorate with fruit.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 121 calories, 6 gm protein, 14 gm carbohydrates,4 gm fat, <1 gm fiber, 41 mg cholesterol, 211 mg sodium.

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