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

INGREDIENTS

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)

DIRECTIONS

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

5 comments:

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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