Cherry Cheesecake

Every now and then, I’ll run across a recipe on the Weight Watcher website that I HAVE  to try. This recipe happened to be Jennifer Hudson approved. ;) You know it’s good, if Jennifer Hudson approves of it. It’s very rare finding a really good recipe on their daily recipe section. Half the time, I don’t even have the ingredients for those recipes to make.

I couldn’t believe how fast these little cheesecakes were done. It only took 15 minutes in the oven for them to bake. Regular cheesecake takes almost an hour! From now on, this is how I’m going to make my cheese cakes. If I want it to be a different flavor, I’ll just switch up the ingredients.

I made these cheesecakes  last night, and the recipe makes a total of twelve. There’s only 4 left and Ben hasn’t eaten any of them. Oops!  Good thing, he doesn’t like cheese cake.  I had to use oreos for the crust, because we didn’t have any graham crackers. The topping is my favorite part. I could eat a can of cherry pie filling by itself!

Calories 117 | Fat 4.23g | Carbohydrate 15.88g | Fiber 0.3g | Protein 3.6g
Servings: 12
Points Plus: 3
Weight Watcher Recipes

Ingredients from Weight Watchers

3/4 cup(s) graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp light butter, melted
2/3 cup(s) low fat cream cheese
6 Tbsp fat-free cream cheese
3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 large egg white(s)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup(s) sugar
3/4 cup(s) light fruit pie filling, cherry

Instructions

Place 12 cupcake liners in a cupcake pan. Preheat oven to 375°F.

In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter; mix well. Spoon 1 tablespoon of crumb mixture into bottom of each liner and press down gently; refrigerate until ready to use.

In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat both types of cream cheese until fluffy. Add lemon juice, egg whites, vanilla extract and sugar; beat until smooth.

Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly into muffin liners; bake until set, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Top each cheesecake with 1 tablespoon cherry pie filling. Yields 1 cheesecake per serving.

 

 

If you like low point snacks like this give these a try!

Weight Watcher’s Marshmallow Bark 3 PP

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Skinny Frozen Hot Chocolate 3 PP

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Comments

  1. Sarah says

    The pics make these look so good you’d never guess it was a Weight Watchers recipe! I’m trying these along with the pumpkin cinnamon rolls.

  2. tammy says

    Is that 3 – tablespoons of lemon juice? I made these last night and they were a little to tart.
    But other than that they were great.

    thanks

  3. tammy says

    Thanks,

    I love this site, I am trying to start weight watchers again and this will be alot of help.

    Thanks again

  4. says

    I’m on WW right now and am definitaly going to put these on my “to make” list. They look delish! But I’m curious where to get light pie filling at. I’ve never seen it before. Any thoughts?

  5. jgisvold says

    I know they have a sugar free version at Wal-Mart, not sure about the lighter syrup though. I’m going there this weekend and I will double check for you.

  6. Margriet says

    I think I am going to make these for my family Christmas party instead of one in the baking dish. Much easier to serve and who’s going to know how good it is for them anyway?
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. VALERIE says

    In the picture, the crust looks like chocolate / brownie. But the ingredients above do not state anything about chocolate. I am confused – Is the picture attached for this actual recipe??? Thanks!

  8. jgisvold says

    Yes it is the same recipe. I used a chocolate graham cracker crust instead of what the recipe calls for…

  9. B. Ann says

    I see you used oreos for the crust, not graham crackers. So my question is, did you re-calculate the original WW recipe using oreos? Or is the information given based on the graham cracker crust?

  10. jgisvold says

    I guess I did use oreos, my bad. I thought I had used graham crackers and had to re-read my post again.

    For the nutrition info, I used graham crackers.

  11. Bethany says

    Q: Is it important to use both types of cream cheese? Could I just do this with all fat free?
    It looks delicious! Can’t wait to try!

  12. Michelle says

    I tried these last night and I used the 3/4 cup of graham cracker crumbs and 2tbsp of melted butter, but when mixing it together it didn’t make everything moist, so when I baked it the graham crumbs didn’t stay in place. Are we suppose to add more butter?

  13. Erica says

    This were absolutely amazing! My family and friends devoured them in no time flat. The lemon juice gave it the perfect balance. I didn’t have chocolate graham crackers so I maxed up cinnamon for half the batch and chocolate teddy grahams for the second. Perfect. Thank you!:))

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