Smooth & Sweet Cheesecake

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This basic cheesecake can be reinvented in multiple ways but is always creamy and delicious! Using Nordica Smooth trims over half the fat from a traditionally prepared cheesecake.

  • Total Preparation Time: 80 minutes plus 2 hours of chilling minutes

Makes 8 servings

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Ingredients

1 cup250 mLGraham Cracker, crumbs
3 tbsp45 mLGAY LEA - Salted Butter, melted
1 tub450 gGAY LEA - Nordica Smooth Plain
1/2 cup125 mLSweetened Condensed Milk
2 2 Eggs, large
1 1 Egg Yolk
1 tbsp15 mLVanilla Extract
Fresh Berries , preserves or pie filling
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Toss cracker crumbs with butter until well combined. Press into a 6 to 7-inch (15 to 18 cm) springform pan. Bake for 8 minutes.
  2. Beat Smooth cottage cheese with condensed milk until well combined. Beat eggs, egg yolk and vanilla in a separate bowl. Add to cheese mixture and beat on low speed, just until combined. Pour into crust.
  3. Bake cheesecake in the lower third of the oven for 35 minutes. Turn the oven off and allow the cheesecake to stand in the cooling oven for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove to a rack. Run a thin knife around the edge. Cool to room temperature. Chill for at least 2 hours or up to 4 days. Garnish with fresh berries, preserves or pie filling as desired.

Tips

  • For a cheesecake to feed a larger crowd, double all ingredients and prepare in a 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan. Increase baking time to 50 minutes. Cool in oven for 40 minutes.
  • Dulce de Leche Cheesecake: Replace the regular condensed milk with Dulce de Leche flavoured condensed milk. Drizzle with chocolate and caramel sauces to garnish.
  • For a Chocolate Cheesecake: Use chocolate wafer crumbs in the crust. Melt 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk or semisweet chocolate chips. Allow to cool slightly before adding to cheese mixture before adding the eggs.
  • For citrus flavoured cheesecake, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) of finely grated lemon or orange zest to the cheese mixture.
  • For a Mocha flavoured cheesecake, add 1 tbsp espresso powder to the cheese mixture.
  • For a glass topped cheesecake, spread 1/2 cup (125 mL) melted seedless strawberry or raspberry jam over the top before chilling.

Nutrition Comparison

  1. Nutrition Per Serving (1/8th wedge): 230 calories, 10 g fat, 95 mg cholesterol, 180 mg sodium, 254g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 16 g sugars, 11 g protein.
  2. Brand Name Frozen New York Cheesecake (1 wedge*): 350 calories, 22 g fat, 105 mg cholesterol, 180 mg sodium 33 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 21 g sugars, 6 g protein. *equivalent weight to recipe serving.
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Ingredients

1 cup250 mLGraham Cracker, crumbs
3 tbsp45 mLGAY LEA - Salted Butter, melted
1 tub450 gGAY LEA - Nordica Smooth Plain
1/2 cup125 mLSweetened Condensed Milk
2 2 Eggs, large
1 1 Egg Yolk
1 tbsp15 mLVanilla Extract
Fresh Berries , preserves or pie filling
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Nutritional Info

% Daily Value
Calories / Calories (kcal)
230
Total Fat / Lipides (g)10
Saturated / Saturés (g)5
Trans Fat / lipids trans (g)0
Cholesterol / Cholestérol (mg)100
Sodium / Sodium (mg)180
Carbohydrate / Glucides (g)24
Fibre (g)0
Sugar / Sucres (g)16
Protein / Protéines (g)11
Vitamin A / Vitamine A2
Vitamin C / Vitamine C0
Iron / Fer4
Calcium15

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