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Carol's Cheesecake


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  • 3 pkgs. cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 4 eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sweetener (original recipe calls for 1 1/3 cups, but I don't like it too sweet)
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt (you can substitute sour cream for yogurt)
  • 1 scoop unflavored protein powder (optional)
  • Crust:
  • 1 pkg. Murray's brand sugar-free pecan shortbread cookies
  • melted butter (1/4-1/3 stick)


Servings 6
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 50mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Combine melted butter and crushed cookies and press into springform pan or cupcake pan, or mini cupcake pan. No need to bake, yet.

Step 2

Beat cream cheese till fluffy. Add eggs and other ingredients, but be sure to scrape bottom of bowl and beaters, in between additions.

Step 3

Pour mixture over cookie crust and bake in 375 drgree oven for :
40-50 minutes if springform
20-25 minutes if cupcake size
12-15 minutes if mini-muffin
(or until internal temp =155 F.)

Step 4

Chill completely, top with whipped cream & fruit or just eat plain.
I didn't use a water bath, but if you do, it will help avoid cracking.


I used regular cream cheese, you can use low fat, but it won't be as dense.

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  • 12 strawberries
  • 8 oz cream cheese (1 package)
  • 1/2 cup powedered sugar
  • 4 small graham crackers



  1. Hull the strawberries.
  2. In a bowl, mix the cream cheese and sugar.
  3. Fill each strawberry with the cheesecake filling.
  4. Smash the graham crackers and sprinkle on top.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

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