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This Low-Fat 30-Minute Strawberry Cheesecake is a Lightened-Up Treat You Can Prep in 4 Steps


Maybe you’re cutting down on fat in your diet, or maybe you’re just looking for a lightened-up version of a sweet treat. Whatever your needs are, we’re sure that this low-fat 30-minute strawberry cheesecake is going to meet them. This low-fat version of the classic favorite can be made in just four easy steps and takes just 15 minutes to prepare. That’s right: In less than an hour, you can indulge your sweet tooth with a fluffy strawberry cake. To make this low-fat 30-minute strawberry cheesecake, simply follow the recipe below.


  • 9 ladyfingers, halved
  • 2 1/2 cup low-fat ricotta
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 8-oz. containers of strawberries, hulled
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Lay 3 ladyfinger halves over each base of six 1-cup springform cake pans.
  2. Using an electric mixer with paddle or V-groove beaters, beat ricotta and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg whites, then lemon rind and juice. Pour mixture into pans, spreading out evenly with a spatula. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature. Chill until firm.
  3. Meanwhile, place strawberries in a baking pan and sprinkle with caster sugar. Bake for 8 minutes until syrupy. Cool.
  4. Serve cheesecakes topped with strawberries and syrup.

This recipe originally appeaered on our sister site, Women’s Weekly Food.

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