low calorie slow cooker pumpkin cheesecake
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Low Calorie Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

This easy Creamy and Delicious Low Calorie Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cheesecake is a winner.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 197
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs

Instructions

  • Ideal slow cooker size: 6- or 7-Quart Oval Slow Cooker.
  • Special equipment: 6 to 8-inch round baking pan or casserole dish (If you use a pan with removable sides and bottom, line the outside with heavy duty foil to prevent water from leaching into the cheesecake and ruining it.)
  • You are turning your crockpot into a bain marie, or water bath. Make a trivet for the bottom of your slow cooker from aluminum foil. Loosely roll a large piece of foil (about 20 inches long) into a 1-inch cylinder. Form a ring with the foil measuring about 7 inches in diameter. Fill a 6- to 7-quart slow cooker with 1/2 inch of water and place the foil ring in the bottom. (Alternatively, I use the metal rings from mason jars)
  • Make the filling: Beat the cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice with mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in the canned pumpkin until it's well incorporated. Gently beat in eggs, 1 at a time, just until blended.
  • Spray the baking pan with non-stick spray and sprinkle the bottom with the graham crumbs. Pour and scrape the pumpkin mixture into the pan and spread it out evenly.
  • Gently place the cheesecake on the foil ring in the slow cooker. Layer 2 to 3 long lengths of paper towels towels across the top of the crock pot and set the lid in place.  (This prevents condensation from the lid from dripping back into your cheesecake.)
  • Cook on HIGH for 2 to 2-1/2 hours hours, or until puffed and set but still a bit jiggly in the center.
  • Remove the cover, and paper towels. Turn off the slow cooker, and allow the cheesecake to cool for 2 hours. Remove from the slow cooker, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before slicing into wedges to serve.

Recipe Notes

The slow cooker functions as a water bath, bain-marie, providing a constant humidity to set the cheesecake to creamy perfection.
After it's done you turn off the slow cooker, remove the lid and let it cool for 2 more hours before removing it, wrapping it up and refrigerating it overnight.
8 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
8 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
8 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Nutrition Facts
Low Calorie Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /8th recipe)
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 9g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot pumpkin cheesecake, low calorie pumpkin cheesecake