Citrus Cheesecake – Healthy Weight Loss Recipe


(makes 12 servings)


Basic ingredients: Nutrition Facts for Black Bean and Corn Dip
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Nonfat cooking spray

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1 cup graham cracker crumbs

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2 tablespoons brown sugar

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2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted


Ingredients for filling:
small bullet 2/3 cup sugar
small bullet 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
small bullet 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
small bullet 2 8-oz. packages nonfat cream cheese
small bullet 2 eggs
small bullet 1/2 cup 1% milk
small bullet 1/3 cup nonfat sour cream
small bullet 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
small bullet 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
small bullet 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
small bullet 1 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
small bullet 1 teaspoon lime peel, grated
small bullet 1 teaspoon orange peel, grated
small bullet 3 egg whites
small bullet 1/4 cup sugar


1. Preheat oven to 300º 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 300º 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.)


Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe (89 g)
Servings Per Recipe:
Amount per serving
Calories 118
Calories from fat 20
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 39 mg
Sodium 285 mg
Total Carbohydrates 16 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 8 g
Protein 9 g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 10%
Iron 4%

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