Diabetic Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Nutritional Facts:

Per Serving: Calories 168; Total Fat 8g; Cholesterol 37mg; Sodium 311mg; Carbohydrate 16g; Protein 8g. Exchanges Per Serving: 2 Fat, 1 Milk.
This recipe yields 16 servings. Serving size: 1 slice.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup ground gingersnap cookies
  • 1 tsp Equal for Recipes (or 3 packets Equal sweetener or 2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful)
  • 5 tbsp margarine, melted
  • 2 packages fat-free cream cheese – (8 oz ea), softened
  • 1 package reduced-fat cream cheese – (8 oz), softened
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 7 1/4 tsp Equal for Recipes (or 24 packets Equal sweetener or 1 cup Equal Spoonful)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

Recipe Instructions:

Mix graham cracker and gingersnap crumbs, 1 teaspoon Equal for Recipes, and melted margarine in bottom of 9-inch springform pan; reserve 2 tablespoons crumb mixture. Pat remaining mixture evenly on bottom and 1/2-inch up side of pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until crust is lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Beat cream cheese until smooth in mixing bowl; mix in pumpkin, eggs, and egg whites. Mix in 7 1/4 teaspoons Equal Measure, spices, and cornstarch. Pour mixture into crust in pan. Wrap bottom of springform pan with aluminum foil and place in roasting pan on middle oven rack; add 1 inch of hot water to pan.

Bake in preheated 300 degree oven just until set in the center, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove cheesecake from roasting pan; sprinkle with reserved crumbs and return to oven. Turn oven off and let the cheesecake cool in oven with door ajar for 3 hours. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

Remove side of springform pan; place cheesecake on serving plate. Cut into wedges.

Source: “American Diabetes Association at http://www.diabetes.org” S(Formatted for MC6): “07-12-2002 by Joe Comiskey – jcomiskey@krypto.net” Copyright: “© American Diabetes Association, 2000″

Be sure to check out other diabetic cheesecake recipe posted on Cooking For Diabetics.

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