Red Velvet Cheesecake

red velvet cheesecakeTwo popular desserts, red velvet cake and cheesecake create the ultimate indulgence.

Ingredients
2 (8-ounce) packages reduced-fat cream cheese
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 egg white
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoon cocoa
1 cup nonfat sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 (1-ounce) bottle red food coloring
2 (9-inch) round commercially bought chocolate pie crusts
Instructions
1. Preheat oven 350° F. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until creamy.
Add eggs, egg white, cornstarch, cocoa, sour cream, vanilla, buttermilk, vinegar and red food coloring, mixing well.
2. Pour into crust. Bake 35-40 minutes or until center is firm. Turn off oven and remain in oven 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

Makes 2 (9-inch round) cheesecake pies — 16 servings

Food Facts
Calories 270
Calories from Fat 39%
Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 46mg
Sodium 262mg
Carbohydrates 34g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 7g
Dietary Exchanges: 2 1/2 other carbohydrate, 2 1/2 fat

Terrific Tidbit: For chocolate crust: 1 1/4 cups chocolate, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons butter melted, combine all, press into bottom of spring form pan, and bake 350°F 10 minutes.

Red Velvet Cheesecake
Two popular desserts, red velvet cake and cheesecake create the ultimate indulgence.

Ingredients
2 (8-ounce) packages reduced-fat cream cheese
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 egg white
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoon cocoa
1 cup nonfat sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 (1-ounce) bottle red food coloring
2 (9-inch) round commercially bought chocolate pie crusts
Instructions
1. Preheat oven 350° F. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until creamy.
Add eggs, egg white, cornstarch, cocoa, sour cream, vanilla, buttermilk, vinegar and red food coloring, mixing well.
2. Pour into crust. Bake 35-40 minutes or until center is firm. Turn off oven and remain in oven 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

Makes 2 (9-inch round) cheesecake pies — 16 servings

Food Facts
Calories 270
Calories from Fat 39%
Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 46mg
Sodium 262mg
Carbohydrates 34g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 7g
Dietary Exchanges: 2 1/2 other carbohydrate, 2 1/2 fat

Terrific Tidbit: For chocolate crust: 1 1/4 cups chocolate, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons butter melted, combine all, press into bottom of spring form pan, and bake 350°F 10 minutes.

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