Friday, May 28, 2010

Recipe of the Week

Margarita Cheesecake
1/4 cup honey
1 cup organic vanilla wafers
2 packages Neufchatel cheese
1 cup non fat plain greek yogurt
3/4 cup organic cane sugar
3 TBSP Grand Marnier
3 TBSP gold tequila
3 TBSP fresh lime juice
1/2 cup egg whites
2 TSP lime zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Crumble wafers, then add honey and combine thoroughly. Pack crust mixture into spring pan and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown, but soft to the touch immediately after taking out of oven.
Thoroughly mix Neufchatel cheese and greek yogurt together. Then, add sugar, lime juice, Grand Marnier, and tequila to mixture. When evenly combined slowly add in egg whites. After egg whites are mixed in add in zest.
Reduce heat to 300 degrees. Put filling in crust and spread evenly. Tap pan on counter to make sure there is no bubbles. Bake for 30 minutes. While keeping cheesecake in oven, increase temperature to 325 degrees and bake for between 17-20 minutes. After taking out of oven let cheesecake cool completely, then refridgerate.

Makes 12 servings.

About 250 calories, 7g fat, 48 carbohydrates, 5g protein.


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