Strawberry yogurt cheesecakes
Skill level: Easy peasy
This easy strawberry yoghurt cheesecake recipe is a great alternative to a traditional cheesecake - which all your friends have eaten many times before - it is light, fresh and fruity. We suggest making this yoghurt cheesecake in a heart-shaped tin - the pink colour from the strawberries (and other berries) make it the perfect pink colour for a Valentine's Day offering or just for sharing over an afternoon cuppa with friends. This cheesecake also uses extra-light cream cheese to cut down on some of the calorie intake.
- 75g light digestive biscuits
- 15g plain chocolate
- 15g unsalted butter
- 3 sheets leaf gelatine (or enough to firmly set 300ml/½ pint)
- 175g ripe strawberries
- 120g extra light cream cheese e.g. Philadelphia
- 1tsp caster sugar
- 100ml low-fat strawberry yogurt
If the heart-shaped tins do not have loose bases, line with cling film - make it sure it has room to come over the sides of the tins to aid removal. Alternatively, use 4 small ramekins.
- Crush the biscuits in a processor or in a bag with a rolling pin.
- Melt the chocolate with the butter in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Mix with the biscuits, blending well together and divide between the prepared heart-shaped, loose-bottomed tins (approx. 12cm x 10cm). Chill whilst preparing the filling.
- Chop ¾ of the strawberries in a processor, mix the cream cheese with the sugar and yogurt, then stir in the strawberries.
- Soak the gelatine with 4tbsp of cold water and melt gently in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Stir into the strawberry mixture and divide between the heart tins. Chill for several hours until set.
- Remove from the tins and decorate with the remaining strawberries before serving.
Cook's tip: If the heart-shaped tins do not have loose bases, line with cling film - make it sure it has room to come over the sides of the tins to aid removal. Alternatively, use 4 small ramekins.Per serving: 210 calories; 8.3g protein; 24.8g carbohydrates (of which 15.7g sugars); 8.9g fat (of which 5.2g saturated fat); 1.4g fibre; 0.1g sodium (equivalent as salt 0.4g)www.extralightfitclub.co.uk
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 210(kcal)
- Fat 8.9g
- Saturates 5.2g
- Sugars 15.7g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.