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Marja-Leena's Finnish Cheesecake


"My best friend's mom was from Finland, and she shared this cheesecake recipe with my family. It is a lower calorie cheesecake and delicious! Serve with fruit sauce and whipped cream."
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1 h 25 m servings 402 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 9-inch cheesecake)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch pie plate.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup butter and 3 tablespoons sugar in a bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in 1 egg until well blended. Beat in flour and baking powder. Chill crust mixture for 30 minutes.
  3. Spread crust mixture into the greased pie plate.
  4. Combine cottage cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1/3 cup melted butter, almonds, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract in a blender; blend until smooth. Pour over crust in the pie plate.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 40 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute yogurt for the sour cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 402 calories; 27 g fat; 32.5 g carbohydrates; 9.3 g protein; 128 mg cholesterol; 311 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Lovely and delicious! I used gluten free all purpose flour to make this gluten free, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I used the zest and juice from just 1 good sized lemon and that wa...