These pre-portioned desserts are perfect to pack for lunch or enjoy any time you need a grab-and-go dessert. So if you want a little something sweet and you want it fast, pull one of these cheesecakes from the freezer at the start of dinner and it will be ready to eat in time for dessert.
To make a batch of these single-serve treats, steam the cheesecake batter on top of the stove in freezer-proof jars. Layer in granola for crunch and a topping of strawberry-rhubarb compote for a sweet-tart contrast. Then, simply cover with the jar lids and freeze the cheesecakes.
- 8 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
- 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese
- 2/3 cup sugar, plus 6 tablespoons
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yoghurt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 large egg white
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 6 ounces 1/2-inch slices rhubarb
- 6 ounces strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/4 cups low-fat granola without raisins
- Place a wire rack or 2 thick kitchen towels in the bottom of a large stockpot; place on stove top.
- Beat cheeses, 2/3 cup sugar, and salt with a mixer at low speed until smooth.
- Add yoghurt; beat 1 minute.
- Add eggs, egg white, and vanilla; beat until mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Divide batter among 8 regular-mouthed half-pint (8-ounce) freezer-safe canning jars.
- Cover tops of each jar with foil; tightly seal edges.
- Place jars in prepared stockpot; add hot water to a depth of 2 inches, and cover with lid or foil.
- Bring water to a boil, reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 20 minutes or until cheesecakes are done.
- Remove jars to a rack; cool completely.
- While cheesecakes cook, combine rhubarb, remaining 6
tablespoons sugar, and next 5 ingredients in a medium pan.
- Cook over medium-high heat until mixture boils.
- Reduce heat to medium low; cook 12 to 15 minutes or until mixture is very thick and liquid has evaporated, stirring frequently.
- Remove to a bowl, and cool completely.
- Use a damp paper towel to clean the inside of jars of any cheesecake batter residue before adding the granola and jam layers.
- Place 2 1/2 tablespoons granola over the cheesecake layer in each jar.
- Top each with 2 tablespoons rhubarb jam.
- Place lids on jars, and freeze.
- Thaw at room temperature before serving.
Serves 8 – Serving size: 1 cheesecake – Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 295, Fat: 8g, Protein: 10g, Carbohydrate: 46g, Fibre: 2g