Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Made with a ginger snap crust, this cheesecake captures the essence of the holidays with every delicious bite.

310
Calories
18g
Fat
7g
Protein
12
Servings

Ingredients

Filling

3 c Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Plain Yogurt (to yield 1 cup yogurt cheese*)
2 8oz packages lowfat cream cheese
1 c sugar
3 eggs (room temperature)
1 1/2 t vanilla
1 1/2 c pumpkin purée
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ground ginger

Crust

1 1/2 c ginger snaps (crumbled)
1/3 stick unsalted butter (melted)
Nutrition Information: 
Calories: 
310
Calories from Fat: 
160
Total Fat: 
18g
Cholesterol: 
95mg
Total Carbohydrate: 
32g
Dietary Fiber: 
1g
Protein: 
7g

Preparation:

Step 1

*For Yogurt Cheese: Using a yogurt cheese maker or layered cheese cloth, strain the whey from the yogurt for 3-6 hours in the refrigerator. This should yield 1 cup of yogurt cheese.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 300°.

Step 3

For the crust, mix ginger snaps and butter together and press into the bottom of an ungreased 8-inch springform pan and set aside.

Step 4

In a large bowl or mixer, cream together cream cheese and sugar.

Step 5

Add eggs, vanilla, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and yogurt cheese and mix until well combined.

Step 6

Spoon mixture onto the crust.

Step 7

Bake cheesecake in a warm water bath by placing the pan in a 9x13-inch baking dish and filling the dish with water so that it comes half way up the side of the cheesecake pan.

Step 8

Bake for 50-60 minutes, being careful not to open the door while baking.

Step 9

Turn off the oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes with door ajar.

Step 10

Remove cheesecake from oven and bath dish and continue to cool on a wire rack.

Step 11

Refrigerate before serving.

Ingredients

Filling

3 c Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Plain Yogurt (to yield 1 cup yogurt cheese*)
2 8oz packages lowfat cream cheese
1 c sugar
3 eggs (room temperature)
1 1/2 t vanilla
1 1/2 c pumpkin purée
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ground ginger

Crust

1 1/2 c ginger snaps (crumbled)
1/3 stick unsalted butter (melted)
Nutrition Information: 
Calories: 
310
Calories from Fat: 
160
Total Fat: 
18g
Cholesterol: 
95mg
Total Carbohydrate: 
32g
Dietary Fiber: 
1g
Protein: 
7g

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