Back to Readers' Favorite Recipes New York Cheesecake


1 1/4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
4 Tablespoons margarine, melted
1 teaspoon Equal® Measure or 3 packets Equal®
2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, softened
5 1/2 teaspoons Equal® Measure or 18 packets Equal®
2 eggs
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pint strawberries, sliced (optional)
Strawberry Sauce


Mix vanilla wafer crumbs, margarine, and 1 teaspoon Equal® Measure in bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Reserve 1 Tablespoon of crumb mixture. Pat remaining mixture evenly on bottom and 1/2-inch up side of pan. Bake in preheated 350-degree F oven until crust is lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Beat cream cheese and 5 1/2 teaspoons Equal® Measure in a large bowl until fluffy; beat in eggs, egg whites, and cornstarch. Mix in sour cream and vanilla until well blended. Pour mixture into crust in pan.

Place cheesecake in roasting pan on oven rack; add 1-inch hot water to the roasting pan. Bake in preheated 300-degree F oven just until set in the center, 45 to 60 minutes. Remove cheesecake from roasting pan, sprinkle with reserved crumbs and return to oven. Turn oven off and let cheesecake cool in oven with door ajar for 3 hours. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

Remove side of pan; place cheesecake on serving place. Serve with strawberries and Strawberry Sauce.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 slice
Yield: 16 servings
Exchanges: 1 Milk, 2 1/2 fat
Nutrition: 187 Calories, 7 g Protein, 13 g Carbohydrate, 12 g Fat

Equal® Sweetener and NutraSweet® brand sweetener are registered trademarks of The Nutraweet Company. Recipe used with permission.

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Last Updated: Tuesday August 29, 2006 17:13:14
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