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jdb525 Posted - 01/12/2009 : 12:10:25 AM
Hi my name is Jennifer and my mom is a diabetic. Since she is not allowed any sugar we came across a delcious tasting sugar substitute called Stevia Extract in the Raw. What I love most about it is that I only have to use one packet compared to two packets of Truvia (and it's cheaper). You can also bake with this product. See below for my mom's favorite dessert. If anyone knows of any other all natrual zero calorie sweeteners please let me know. Definitely look into trying Stevia if you haven't already. You can check it out at www.steviaextractintheraw.com
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STRAWBERRY SWIRL CHEESECAKE

INGREDIENTS:

CRUST

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 packets Stevia Extract In The Raw

2 tablespoons unsalted butter (or soy margarine), melted

CHEESECAKE FILLING

1 envelope unflavored gelatin

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 (16 ounce) package silken soft tofu, well drained

1 cup partially skimmed milk ricotta cheese

1/2 cup fat-free half and half

16 packets Stevia Extract In The Raw, divided

4 large strawberries

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

CRUST

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Spray 9" spring form pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place 9" cardboard cake liner in bottom of pan and cover with parchment paper.

In small bowl combine ingredients; blend well.

Turn mixture into spring form pan and using the back of fingers, press crumb mixture firmly together to form crust. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool.

CHEESECAKE FILLING

Heat whipping cream to boiling. Remove from heat and stir in gelatin powder. Let stand about 5 minutes or until gelatin is dissolved.

In large bowl, using electric mixer or a food processor, blend tofu until smooth. Add ricotta cheese, fat-free half and half, gelatin mixture, 14 packets of Stevia Extract In The Raw and vanilla. Blend well.

Pour mixture into cooled graham cracker crust. Set aside.

Using blender or food processor, blend 4 strawberries until liquefied. Strain the strawberry liquid and stir in remaining two packets of Stevia Extract In The Raw.

Slowly add strawberry coulis to cheesecake mixture and with the tip of a knife or toothpick carefully swirl coulis into cheesecake. Chill 2-3 hours or until set.

Makes 12 servings.

PER SERVING:

150 calories, 6g protein, 11g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 9g fat, 25mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium


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