Apple Cheesecake Recipe Photo - Diabetic Gourmet Magazine Recipes

Recipe Yield: Serves 8


    Crust Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packets Equal sweetener*

    Cheesecake Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 24 packets Equal sweetener**
  • 1-2/3 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • Fresh mint, optional

    * Substitute 2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful for the packets.
    ** Substitute 1 cup Equal Spoonful for the packets.


  1. Preheat oven to 325F

    For Crust:

  2. Combine all ingredients.
  3. Press mixture onto bottom and 1-inch up side of a 9-inch springform pan.
  4. Bake 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing Cheesecake.

    For Cheesecake:

  5. Beat cream cheese and Equal in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined.
  6. Mix in applesauce, eggs, egg whites and lemon juice until blended.
  7. Stir in cornstarch, cinnamon, apple pie spice and vanilla.
  8. Fold in sour cream until combined.
  9. Pour cheesecake mixture over baked crust.
  10. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center of cake is almost set.
  11. Cool on wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving.
  12. To serve, remove side of pan. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired. Cut cake into wedges.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 198
Fat: 13 grams
Sodium: 192 milligrams
Cholesterol: 57 milligrams
Protein: 6 grams
Carbohydrates: 15 grams

Diabetic Exchanges

2-1/4 Fat; 3/4 Starch

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