Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake

One of the things I love most about fall is all the yummy things you can make with pumpkin. My recipe for pumpkin cheesecake is quasi-decadent, but it’s made with canned pumpkin (rather than pumpkin-pie filling) and reduced-fat cream cheese, so you get more nutrients like vitamin A and fewer calories. I skip the sour cream to shave even more calories and keep saturated fat on the low side.


– 8 oz softened reduced-fat cream cheese
– ¾ cup raw sugar
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 2 eggs
– 1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
– ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
– ¼ tsp nutmeg ready-made graham cracker crust

(10 Servings, 232 calories a slice)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, ½ cup sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth (30 seconds).

2. Add eggs, one at a time; blend well after each. Mix in ¼ cup sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour into graham cracker crust.

3. Bake 55 minutes or until filling is set. Run knife around edge of pan. Cool to room temperature; chill at least 4 hours (up to 24).

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