Skinny No-Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

      

I recently borrowed Mom’s Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook: Lose Weight with 433 Foods You Crave!, which is so full of Weight Watchers friendly recipes I want to try, I’ll probably have to buy one of my own.

This skinny no-bake lemon blueberry cheesecake is the third recipe I’ve tried so far from the book and it’s a winner. Calling for cottage cheese and lemon gelatin, with a simple blueberry topping, it’s unlike any other light or no-bake cheesecake recipe I’ve ever seen.

Slice of Skinny No Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Slice of Skinny No Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

A 4.5 Star Rating (based on more than 20 reviews) on the Taste of Home website, was just the confirmation I was looking for to make it sooner, rather than later, since blueberries are so plentiful and inexpensive right now. The recipe called for nonfat cottage cheese, but I used regular instead, which didn’t change the PointsPlus value of 5 per slice.

Skinny No Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Skinny No Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Truthfully, this skinny no-bake lemon blueberry cheesecake turned out better than I’d hoped. Refreshingly lemony  and incredibly smooth, its a perfect summer dessert, much lighter than traditional cheesecake. Rod hasn’t been able to stay away from it, enjoying two pieces Sunday night and another last night. I love when I make something that’s this well received, not to mention so quick and easy to make.

PS, Just had an update from Mom, whom emailed to say, “Had your cheesecake tonight (I’d forgotten it was in the fridge; so was quite sad looking), and the flavor was delicious!  Best ever cheesecake!!!!!  Loved it because it was so cool, smooth and not ‘sweet’!!!!

So, it’s unanimous. Everyone who’s tasted it has loved it.

Enjoy!

5.0 from 1 reviews

Skinny No-Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake
 
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A light and tasty no-bake alternative to cheesecake made with cottage cheese and lemon gelatin and topped with fresh blueberries
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Recipe type: Cheesecake, Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cups (24 ounces) cottage cheese (recipe specified nonfat but I used regular)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1-1/3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the gelatin in boiling water. Set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter and oil. Press the mixture onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Place in the refrigerator to chill while you make the filling.
  3. In a blender, cover and process the cottage cheese and sugar until smooth. With the blender on, slowly add the cooled gelatin until well incorporated.
  4. Pour the cottage cheese mixture into the prepared crust. Cover and Refrigerate several hours or overnight, until firm.
  5. To make the topping, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch and then gradually stir in the water until smooth. Add 1 cup of blueberries. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Cool slightly and then transfer the mixture into a blender. Cover and process until smooth. Refrigerate until chilled.
  6. To serve, carefully run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cheesecake and remove the sides of the pan. Spread the blueberry mixture over the top of the cheesecake. Top with remaining blueberries. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Martha’s Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/12th): 172 calories,64 g fat, 24 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein and 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus



Cooking Notes: Be sure to process the cottage cheese until it’s silky smooth

 

Source

Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook: Lose Weight with 433 Foods You Crave!

Links

Easy Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
Skinny Lemon Triple Berry Fool
Guiltless Blueberry Cheesecake (SkinnyTaste)

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  1. Diane Balch says

    I am impressed… no bake and it looks like this…wow beautiful cake thank you for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

  2. says

    What a beautiful cheesecake! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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