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No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

  • 35 m
  • 8 h 35 m
Diabetic Living Magazine
“This luscious swirled cheesecake dessert is a no bake, mix-and-chill recipe. Plus, each slice is under 200 calories!”

Ingredients

    • ¾ cup finely crushed graham crackers
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
    • ½ cup sugar (see Tips)
    • ½ cup fat-free milk
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • ½ teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
    • 2 (8 ounce) packages fat-free cream cheese
    • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
    • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    • 1 (.25 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
    • ¼ cup orange juice

Directions

  • 1 In a medium bowl, stir together crushed graham crackers and melted butter until crackers are moistened. Press mixture onto bottom of an 8-inch springform pan. Cover and chill while preparing filling.
  • 2 In a food processor or blender, combine the reduced-fat cream cheese, ¼ cup of the sugar, ¼ cup of the milk, the vanilla, and orange peel. Cover and process or blend until smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl; set aside.
  • 3 In a food processor or blender, combine fat-free cream cheese, pumpkin, remaining ¼ cup sugar, remaining ¼ cup milk, and the pumpkin pie spice. Cover and process or blend until smooth.
  • 4 In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over orange juice; let stand for 5 minutes. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Stir 1 tablespoon of the gelatin mixture into the white cream cheese mixture and the remaining gelatin mixture into the pumpkin mixture.
  • 5 Pour pumpkin mixture over chilled crust in pan. Carefully pour white cream cheese mixture over pumpkin mixture. Using a narrow, thin-bladed metal spatula or a table knife, swirl pumpkin and white mixtures.
  • 6 Cover with foil and chill overnight before serving. To serve, using a small sharp knife, loosen cheesecake from side of springform pan; remove side of pan. Cut into wedges.
  • Tips: If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Splenda(R) Granular, Equal(R) Spoonful or packets, or Sweet 'N Low(R) bulk or packets. Be sure to use package directions to determine product amount equivalent to ½ cup sugar. Nutrition Facts per serving with sugar substitute: 149 cal., 7 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 23 mg chol., 331 mg sodium, 12 g carbo., 1 g fiber, 9 g pro. Exchanges: 1 other carbo., 1.5 fat Carb choices: 1
  • To make ahead: Prepare as directed through step 5. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Serve as directed in step 6.
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