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With Thanksgiving and Christmas behind us you’re probably like me and thinking about the resolutions you’ll be making for the new year. Eating healthier is at the top of my list. How about you?
Well, guess what… we still have New Years Eve parties that will be hopping all over the place tomorrow and yep, there will be tons of delicious foods— and tons of unwanted calories. Yikes!
Thankfully we have ingredients like Monk Fruit In The Raw, a zero-calorie sweetener to help cut down on those calories yet not cause us to sacrifice flavor.
Not familiar with the wholesome sweetness? Monk Fruit In The Raw is made from delicious vine-ripened monk fruit, native to South East Asia. It has a nice, clean, sweet taste of sugar that you crave but it’s healthier for you— something you can feel good about feeding your family!
Although Monk Fruit In The Raw tastes like sugar, it contains NO sugar, sugar alcohols (erithritol), or molasses.
Knowing you can have the sweet and tasty goodness of sugar but without all the unhealthy junk inside really excites me about baking.
You can find Monk Fruit In The Raw in packets and Bakers Bags where you normally buy sugar. Try this delicious ingredient in a wide variety of recipes including beverages — it measures cup for cup like sugar and was created specifically for baking.
Check out this yummy recipe:
Serves 12 (224 calories per slice)
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Place a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Wrap the outside of an 8-inch springform pan with foil to make it waterproof.
For the crust, combine the crumbs, Monk Fruit In The Raw, and butter in a small bowl, working them with your fingertip until the mixture resembles moist sand. Spread the crumb mixture over bottom of the prepared pan in an even layer.
In a deep mixing bowl, use a hand mixer on medium-low to beat the cream cheese until fluffy, 2 minutes. Mix in the sugar and Monk Fruit In The Raw® Bakers Bag. One at a time, add the eggs, mixing well after each one. Mix in the sour cream and vanilla. Pour the filling into the prepared pan. Rap the pan sharply on the counter several times to knock out air bubbles.
Set a deep baking pan large enough to hold the cheesecake pan onto the oven rack. Place the cheesecake pan in the center of the baking pan. Carefully fill the baking pan with boiling water to 1/2-inch below rim of the cheesecake pan.
Bake the cheesecake for 40 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake sit for 50 minutes without opening oven door. Cool the cheesecake completely on a wire rack. Cover the pan with foil and refrigerate the cheesecake for 24 hours before serving.
To serve, using a knife dipped in hot water, cut the cake into 12 wedges. Wipe the knife blade after each cut.
At just 224 calories per serving, this cheesecake will make the perfect dessert for your New Years Eve party!
WANT MORE HEALTHY RECIPES?
Visit http://www.intheraw.com/ where you’ll find great tasting, easy recipes using a variety of In The Raw products.
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