With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Mini Apricot Cheesecakes

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mini Apricot Cheesecakes

I am part of a rotating team that provides refreshments for a weekly Celebrate Recovery Group at our church. Non-sweet items are preferred like veggie and cheese plates, but to change it up a bit I found a treat that is satisfying and only 114 calories each. (my version is down to 101 calories each, probably lower than a few cubes of cheese!).
Yes, they're small, just several bites...
but they're BIG on flavor to satisfy that sweet tooth
without lots of guilt!

Mini Apricot Cheesecakes


24 vanilla wafers

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened (I used Neufchatel 1/3 less fat)

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup apricot preserves (I used Smucker's Sugar Free)


Place wafers flat side down in paper-or foil-lined muffin cups; set aside. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, lemon juice and vanilla; beat well. Fill muffin cups three-fourths full.
Bake at 375° for 17-20 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Carefully remove from pans to cool completely. Top each cheesecake with 2 teaspoons preserves. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.

Taste of Home Recipe


Abounding Treasures said...

They may be small, but they are delicious looking and beautiful to look at :o)

marie said...

These look really yummy! Something even someone (me) on Weight Watchers could eat ~ thanks for sharing this!

So blessed! said...

Ooooohhhh! Those look delici-o-so.
Thanks for sharing. I needed something for a shower this weekend.
Have a blessed weekend. Hugs from Texas!

Love the song playing too. Anything by Hillsong!

Janice said...

ooh I love apricots, my favourite mmmmm!

Snippety Gibbet said...

Those are really cute! jan


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