Diabetic Cooking

Blueberry chiffon cake

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons trans-fat-free margarine
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups fresh or thawed frozen blueberries
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2 containers (8 ounces each) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 container (8 ounces) Neufch√Ętel cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 6 egg whites

Directions

*This recipe was tested using sucralose-based sugar substitute.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt margarine in small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in graham cracker crumbs. Press crumb mixture firmly onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool 10 minutes. Arrange blueberries in single layer on top of crust. Refrigerate.

Place 1/2 cup cold water in small saucepan; sprinkle gelatin over water. Let stand 3 minutes to soften. Heat gelatin mixture over low heat until completely dissolved, stirring constantly.

Combine cheeses in large bowl with electric mixer. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Beat in 1/2 cup sugar until well blended. Beat in sour cream, lemon juice, and lemon peel until well blended. Beat in gelatin mixture until well blended.

With clean, dry beaters, beat egg whites in medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Beat at high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into cream cheese mixture. Spoon mixture into prepared crust. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 6 hours or until firm. Cut into 16 slices before serving.

Yield: 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 183, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 35 mg, Sodium: 129 mg, Fiber: <1 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 fat, 1 1/2 starch.


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