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Simple Easy Cheesecake

Yes, I have had my head stuck in the trash-cookbook this week once again and came away with another idea and ya know, it not only was easy, it turned out nice! I did a few changes to lower the fat and a minor tweak for the topping. This is one I will make again. 45 minutes total time from prep to done (not including cooling). Moist and dense, though pie like. Edible out of your hand so not as messy either.

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Simply Easy Cheesecake

Ingredients:

Cheesecake:

1/3 cup nonfat dairy milk

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 egg

1/2 cup white sugar

1/4 cup Bisquick Heart SmartĀ® baking mix

1 package (8-ounces) lower fat cream cheese (NOT non-fat!)

Topping recipe

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (get a very thick type, preferably with gelatin added!)

2 Tbsp brown sugar

1/2 cup moist dried cherries, diced up

Directions:

Heat oven to 350*. Spray a 9″ pie plate with cooking spray, set aside.

Place all the cheesecake ingredients into a blender and blend on high for a minute. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the center is firm and pie is golden brown on the edges.

Cool on the counter, on a rack for an hour.

Meanwhile mix up the topping ingredients in a bowl and chill for an hour while the pie cools.This allows the cherries to mellow and absorb some of the yogurt. Also good with a little liqueur added.

Spread the topping on the cheesecake and stash uncovered in the refrigerator for two more hours.

Makes one pie, servings depend on you!

~Sarah

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