This cake is easy to make, and it's so delicious. Even though we've cut the fat content to make this recipe healthier, it still satisfies any craving for a rich dessert.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan.

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  • Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a bowl. Press onto the bottom of the prepared springform pan.

  • Combine Neufchatel cheese and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Blend in milk, then mix in eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla extract, and flour until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared crust.

  • Bake in preheated oven until center sets, about 1 hour. Turn oven off and let cake cook in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Chantal's New York Cheesecake.

Nutrition Facts

451.9 calories; protein 12.1g 24% DV; carbohydrates 44.5g 14% DV; fat 25.4g 39% DV; cholesterol 132.5mg 44% DV; sodium 455.9mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2013
I have lost 150 pounds so far...and this recipe help me to stay on track. I support this by substituting monk fruit or another all natural sugar substitute...coconut oil for the butter...add cinnamon to the crust...spread a layer of sour cream and a fresh fruit puree for dressing/garnish. For the little I have given up...recipes like this have helped me wondrously. Thank you for this!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/19/2012
This was missing a lot of flavor! This recipe wasn't that great of a "healthy" modification. Save your money and ingredients and don't make this recipe. Just make Chantal's original recipe and have a smaller slice you'll be much happier with a slice of heaven! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
07/19/2012
This was missing a lot of flavor! This recipe wasn't that great of a "healthy" modification. Save your money and ingredients and don't make this recipe. Just make Chantal's original recipe and have a smaller slice you'll be much happier with a slice of heaven! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2013
I have lost 150 pounds so far...and this recipe help me to stay on track. I support this by substituting monk fruit or another all natural sugar substitute...coconut oil for the butter...add cinnamon to the crust...spread a layer of sour cream and a fresh fruit puree for dressing/garnish. For the little I have given up...recipes like this have helped me wondrously. Thank you for this!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
07/18/2012
I made this recipe because I'm always interested in making recipes with nutrient modifications. I must say that it wasn't very good. I ended up freezing this blah-cheesecake and cutting it into little pieces to use as a topping for ice cream. If you want to make good ice cream topping this recipe isn't so bad for that. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2013
I made a few modifications based on what I had around the house. First I made 1/4 recipe & baked in 5 ramekins for 25 minutes (what person looking for a "healthy" cheesecake needs a full cheesecake?). I used low fat cinnamon graham crackers and Greek yogurt in place of both the sour cream and butter. Increased the vanilla to 1 teaspoon. Used skim milk. Cut the sugar to 2/3 & added Splenda to make the full amount of sweetener. All of these changes made for 5 yummy creamy 230 calorie servings. It doesn't taste like a full fat cheesecake but for those of us who have developed leaned-down tastes it still tastes heavenly with some fresh raspberries. My husband enjoyed his with a little melted chocolate in top. No complaints from him either. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2012
This is a recipe that I also created when working at a cafe. My customers wanted cheesecake so badly but wouldn't get it because of the "lips to hips" factor. I admit that it is a bit blander than the original Chantal's but you can jazz it up with a tablespoon or 2 of good all-fruit spread or toppings. This is definitely a good choice for someone with that craving who wants to be smart about it! Read More
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