Low calorie blueberry cheesecake done properly
Type: Dessert Suitable For: Low calories
Low calorie cheesecake? We approve.
By portion - we mean an indulgent half of the pictured cheesecake. In fact - the recipe below only uses half a piece of Lo-Dough - so you could double up the recipe, make two and freeze one for a quick low-calorie dessert later on.
The blueberry sauce on the top is delicious and gives the cheesecake a professional looking finish but adds an extra 36.4 calories and 9.3 carbs per portion, so can be removed if desired.
Either way, with Lo-Dough you could be looking at pizza for dinner and cheesecake for dessert - all for less than 600 calories.
N.B - You will require a food processor and an 11cm/6.25inch (or closest size) mould for this recipe.
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- 1. Blitz your Lo-Dough to fine crumbs in a food processor.
2. Melt the butter in a pan on a medium heat and add the Lo-Dough crumbs a teaspoon of sweetener and keep stirring for 4-5 minutes until the crumbs have turned golden and crisp.
3. Sit the mould on top of a piece of grease-proof paper or even cling film and put it on a plate. Take the crumbs and push them into the mould with the back of a spoon. Put in the fridge for 10 mins to set.
4. While the crumbs set firm, mix the quark, cheese and 2nd spoon of sweetener in a bowl.
5. Once ready, add the sweet cheese mix on top of the crumbs. Once this all in, smooth off the top and then push your blueberries in - put in fridge to set for 2 hours minimum.
6. If using the blue berry topping, you need to boil the berries and the sweetener with a small splash of water for approx. 10 ten minutes until it begins to cook down and look syrupy. Then strain through a sieve and allow to cool.
7. Remove mould and grease-proof paper. Serve cheesecake on a clean plate au-natural or, if using, spoon over the blueberry sauce to finish.
Top tip for removing the mould:
Use either a cook's blowtorch or a tea towel dampened with with warm water around the side of the cheesecake mould to loosen and allow it to come away freely.