Makeover - How We Did It
We've taken a classic cherry cheesecake and made it over by reducing the sugar, replacing some of the cream cheese with both low-fat cottage cheese and yogurt, substituting Neufchatel cheese for the cream cheese, and substituting egg whites for the some of the whole eggs. These changes will save 220 calories and 17g of total fat, including 9.5g of saturated fat, per serving.
Can't find canned tart cherries? You can use 1 cup thawed frozen sweet cherries instead. Just cook them with 1/4 cup water and the tapioca as directed, omitting the 1 Tbsp. sugar.
Stir 1 Tbsp. Kirsch (cherry brandy) into cherry sauce before refrigerating.