I wanted to create a simple dessert recipe with both Canada Day and Independence Day coming up.. There are usually so many barbecue parties and events going on and it’s nice to show up with a sweet treat that you can also enjoy eating without blowing your points for the day. This berry cheesecake is so simple to make, you can have it setting in your fridge in about 10 minutes. It’s sweet, but not too sweet and a nice light dessert on a hot summer’s day. Serves 8 at 161 calories and 7 freestyle smart points per serving.

Berry cheesecake

Drizzle
7SP on blue, green & purple/4PP per serving
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ready made reduced fat graham crust *I buy these in the U.S you can use the regular ones, just might want to check if it changes points
  • 8 oz light cream cheese softened
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 heaping cup fat free cool whip
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries

Instructions
 

  • Use your food processor and puree your blueberries and strawberries together.
  • In a bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together your cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Add in your cool whip and blend till creamy.
  • Use a spatula and place your cream cheese mixture in your graham pie crust.
  • Add your pureed fruit to top (leave 1 Tbsp aside) and mix into your cream cheese mixture * you can do this in the bowl before placing the cream cheese mixture on top if you prefer, I mixed it in the pie crust as I did not want it mixing too much, also helps with the color affect.
  • Place your remaining 1 Tbsp of pureed fruit on top to finish of the swirl affect.
  • Let set in fridge for at least 90 minutes.
  • Cut into 8 equal servings, store in fridge till ready to serve. *Optional to top with some whip cream and fresh fruit. Each serving is 7 smart points on blue, green & purple (4 points plus, old WW program)
  • Nutritional info per serving (incl fruit) Calories... 161... Fat 7.3g...Sat fat 4.5g... Carbs 21.9g...Fiber 0.9g...Sugars 11g...Protein 2.1g

 

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16 Comments

  1. Rosemary Little Reply

    could you use a different combination of berries or just use one kind?

  2. I don’t have a food processor – do you think mashing them would have the same affect? Or just chopping them up real small?

  3. Don’t like cool whip or yogurt is there anything else I could use

    • Drizzle Reply

      I’m sorry, not too sure what to suggest as that is the bulk of the ingredients

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Pam, sorry I did not weigh out the servings, I just cut them into equal pieces

  4. I just made this , using Truvia, fat free cream cheese, fat free cool whip and fresh strawberries and blueberries I froze myself last fall. Put it in a bowl and will top it off with crushed graham crackers at a picnic later today…..it tasted amazing!

    • Drizzle Reply

      It sounds awesome Cindy, thanks for sharing your tips with us 🙂 enjoy the picnic!

  5. Made the pie and it was delicious! I had it refrigerated for two hours and it was not as firm as the picture. Can this be put in the freezer?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Lisa, yes I think so but I don’t think it will stay frozen if that is what you were after

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