Light and Luscious Strawberry Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Light and Luscious Strawberry Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Delicious light, fresh strawberry cheesecake.


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Serves: 14 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 50 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hr
Extra Time: 2 hrs
(for cooling and freezing)

Yield: 1 x 9-inch cheesecake

Low Sodium Recipe High-Calcium Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter or margarine
  • 1 carton (15 oz.) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 Tbsp grated lemon peel
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup nonfat light sour cream substitute
  • 3 pint baskets California strawberries, stemmed
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup red currant jelly, melted


Preheat oven to 300ºF.

In medium bowl mix crumbs and butter. Press onto bottom and 2 inches up sides of lightly greased 9-inch springform pan; set aside.

To make filling, in mixer bowl beat ricotta cheese until smooth. Add 3/4 cup of the sugar, the flour, egg yolks, lemon peel, and vanilla; mix well. Stir in sour cream substitute to blend thoroughly.

In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry; fold into cheese mixture.

Pour into prepared crust; smooth top. In a preheated oven, bake for 1 hour. Turn off oven; cool in oven 1 hour with door ajar. Remove from oven; chill thoroughly.

Meanwhile, to make strawberry sauce, in blender or food processor purée 2 baskets of the strawberries with the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the lemon juice; strain sauce to remove seeds. Cover and chill.

To complete the cake, halve remaining strawberries; arrange on top of cake. Brush strawberries with jelly. Cut cake into wedges; serve with sauce.

Thanks to Recipe and photo provided courtesy of the California Strawberry Commission. © California Strawberry Commission. All rights reserved.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 290 cals
Kilojoules 1,214 kJ
Fat 12.0 g
Saturated Fat 4.0 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 170 mg
Carbohydrates 40.0 g
Fiber 2.0 g
Total Sugars 33.0 g
Protein 7.0 g
Calcium 120.0 mg
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