In my Clean Eating Magazine e-newsletter, a subscriber shared this recipe for "clean" cheesecake. A clean recipe is one in which the calories and fat have been reduced to create a healthier version. Fresh local berries are hard to come by in the dead of winter, so for a topping I put a dollop of fruit spread on top. It added glistening color and a bit of sweetness.
5 tbsp natural sweetener of your choice
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 tsp vanilla
12 oz. light cream cheese
4 egg whites
fresh berries (i.e., raspberries, strawberries, peaches, blueberries)
Polaner Fruit Spread sweetened with only fruit and fruit juice (or similar preserves)
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350°. Blend sweetener, cottage cheese, and vanilla in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add cream cheese and blend. While it’s still blending, gradually add egg whites. When smooth, pour into a baking dish lightly coated with olive oil. Bake for 40 minutes. Let cool. Top serving slices with fresh fruit. Glaze with coordinating fruit preserves that have been stirred to soften. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.