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Healthy-ish Raspberry Cheesecake slice

Skinny Raspberry Cheesecake Slice

I noticed I was slowly slipping into a bad habit. It seemed as soon as the clock struck 7.30pm, my mind would go ‘Ice cream.’ It all started that fateful day when Streets released the Golden Gaytime in a tub. Seriously though, what does one do when an Australian childhood favourite releases a new novel product? One purchases it as soon as possible. 

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On a side note, it was amaaazing. But it’s not something I want in my diet, or house, so Jackson and I strategically polished off the (only 1L) tub in a couple of days. We thought we were done with naughty treats after dinner, but boy oh boy.  I was wrong. My body was craving sugar and bad food after dinner, hard. It was only a matter of time until Sarah-Lee came into my life. 

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We are in the colder months, so naturally our bodies do try and convince us to put on a few protective layers of fat. This story isn’t unusual. I also have a thing about eating cold ice cream in winter, it makes me feel aliveeee (weird, but it does so let’s just go with it kthanks). 

I’m all about enjoying food so I’d still quite like something small and sweet after dinner. I had to come up with a plan.. I had to make a delicious sweet treat, that wasn’t too bad to eat. Simple Raspberry Cheesecake Silice | Dancing Through Sunday
Cue healthy-ish skinny raspberry cheesecake slice!!  I say healthy-ish with the ish because whilst it has rice malt syrup and a tiny sprinkle of sugar (as opposed to the 2 CUPS the recipes required) it is still made of cream cheese and has 2 tablespoons of butter, but it is gluten free and you could try it with a cashew cheese if you’re brave enough! It makes 12 bars which are the perfect size for sweet treats but not too indulgent. 

I’ve kept half of my slices in the fridge and stashed half in the freezer for next week. My after dinner dessert parties are much better now I know I am having something that isn’t too bad for me, but damn deliciouso. Now, not that I care about calories but… they’re less than 90 calories per slice & packed with protein!

It was a success for a noob baker like myself. 

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Have a wonderful day, Bec x

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Raspberry Cheesecake Slice
Yields 10
A skinny raspberry cheesecake slice
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For the crust
  1. 8 sheets (110g) gluten free biscuits - I used Leda Golden Crunch
  2. 1 tbsp (14g) unsalted butter, gently melted and cooled slightly
  3. 1 large egg white, room temperature
  4. 2 tbsp (30mL) skinny milk/almond milk
For the filling
  1. 2 blocks fat-free cream cheese, kept at room temperature (v important!)
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 tablespoons rice malt syrup
  4. 1 large egg white, room temperature
  5. 2 tsp cornstarch/rice flour/ GF flour
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1 & 1/2 cups fresh (or frozen) raspberries, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 deg cel (300 F), and lightly coat an 8 inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray. I lined mine with baking paper and lightly greased the paper too, as I have a fear of things sticking!
  2. To prepare the crust, add the biscuits to a food processor or blender, and pulse until they’re fine crumbs.
  3. Add the crumbs to a bowl, and mix in the butter, egg white, and milk. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake at 180°C for 8 minutes. Cool completely.
  4. To prepare the cream cheese filling, beat the cream cheese, sugar and rice malt syrup in a large bowl until very smooth. Beat in the egg white until just incorporated. Beat in the cornstarch and vanilla. Gently fold in the raspberries.
  5. Spread the filling on top of the cooled crust. Bake at 180°F for 27-30 minutes, or until the centre just jiggles slightly. Cool completely to room temperature; then cover the top with plastic wrap, ensuring that the plastic completely touches the filling. Chill for at least 3 hours before slicing and serving.
Notes
  1. Can last in the fridge for 5 days or freezer for 2-3 weeks. Serve with fresh raspberries.
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20 Comments

  • Reply jayne October 12, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Just stopped by the blog Bec and it is awesome! Love this recipe especially – raw cheesecake is awesome

  • Reply Sara September 22, 2015 at 9:33 am

    perfect timing. Tx. I’m fructose malabsorbing and need to avoid wheat and sugary things. Need to take dessert to an event. This will do nicely!! I know it has some sugar and the rice malt syrup may qualify as sugary things (I need to check) but I can live with that.

    • Reply Bec September 22, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      From experience with a friend with fructose malabsorption Rice Milk was OK, but check of course. Enjoy!

  • Reply Pearl - Pretty Mayhem September 12, 2015 at 9:47 am

    These cheesecake slices look so pretty! I want one!

    Great to hear they’re healthy-ish too 🙂

  • Reply Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed September 10, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Your cheesecake looks so delicious & only 90 calories a slice, yum! Thanks for sharing x

  • Reply Fabulous Foodie Fridays #68 - Bake Play Smile September 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm

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  • Reply Dani @ House in Tillford September 9, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Skinny or not these cheesecakes look delicious! I can imagine the sourness of the raspberries would be so good with the cream cheese (also I really need to try the gaytime icecream!)

    • Reply Bec October 4, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      Super tasty, I’m such a raspberry fan!

  • Reply Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella September 9, 2015 at 11:55 am

    How delicious Bec! And only 90 calories per slice makes it one of those delicious treats that is satisfying but not a meal in itself 🙂 What is the Gaytime in a tub like?

    • Reply Bec October 4, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      It was amazing! Somehow they nailed the little biscuit crumbs inside the tub.

  • Reply Nicole - Champagne and Chips September 5, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Oh these do sound good! So pretty too.
    I have had to remove all chocolate from my house. That was becoming my danger zone.

    • Reply Bec October 4, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      Yes we can waver into dangerous territories!

  • Reply Lucy @ Bake Play Smile September 4, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Ooh I’m so glad you linked this up. I must, must make these… cheesecake is my best friend (so a light version is awesome!). Thanks for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party xx

  • Reply Tania | My Kitchen Stories September 3, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    What a good idea to make a gluten free low fat cheesecake. that will solve your problems. Wish I had some right now!

  • Reply Kathryn Doherty September 3, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    This is my kind of sweet treat! Halfway between indulgent and healthy so you feel like you’re getting the best of both worlds! Plus you can keep the extras in the freezer and pull out as needed (’cause I have portion control problems!) Pinning to try soon. Thanks so much for sharing! Stopping by from #FabulousFoodieFridays

    • Reply Bec October 4, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      The freezer bit is the best part because its all cold and ice creamy!

  • Reply Claudia @ The Brick Kitchen September 3, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    So looks like the perfect after dinner treat – I am such a dessert girl too! The day isn’t finished until I get something sweet haha 🙂 love your photos here too, the slice looks gorgeous on the marble! <3

    • Reply Bec October 4, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      Thank you! I love my marble just as much as you love your sweet treats!

  • Reply Jessica @ Sweetest Menu September 3, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Oh I love an after-dinner sweet! What a brilliant idea to have something a little healthier. Also just made a mental note to try the new golden gaytime in a tub! Yumm!

    • Reply Bec October 4, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      Yes It did mean I could have some every night!

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