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Monday, May 15, 2006

I am a huge Weight Watchers fan, having been a member off and on for , well, let's be honest, most of my life. I have many weaknesses, but one of the biggest weakness I have is for Cheesecake! I was so excited to see a recipe from the Weight Watchers website for Mini Cherry Cheesecakes!

POINTS® value 3 Core Recipe
Servings 12
Preparation Time 20 min
Cooking Time 15 min
Level of Difficulty Easy
Desserts

No lie! You'll cut down on calories in these luscious cherry treats if you use fat-free and light cream cheese and light pie filling.

Ingredients
8 average graham cracker(s), mashed into crumbs
2 Tbsp reduced-calorie margarine, melted
4 oz fat-free cream cheese
4 oz light cream cheese
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 large egg white(s)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup sugar
20 oz light fruit pie filling, cherry, warmed

Instructions
Place 12 cupcake liners in a cupcake pan. Combine graham cracker crumbs and margarine; mix well. Spoon 1 tablespoon of crumb mixture into bottom of each liner and press down gently. Refrigerate until ready to fill.

Beat cream cheeses until fluffy and add lemon juice, egg whites, vanilla extract and sugar; beat until smooth. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly into crumb cups. Bake at 375°F for 15 minutes. Cool.

Top each cheese cake with 1 tablespoon cherry pie filling.

(Source from Weight Watchers.com)

I must say, when I saw this, I was a little skeptical...after all, most recipes never taste exactly the same when you skinny on the ingredients, but this one was heavenly! And I usually prefer the kind of cheesecake that are "no bake." (I am a no fuss, no muss kind of baker LOL)

Enjoy!

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