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Weight Watchers Gingerbread Cheesecake

This Weight Watchers Gingerbread Cheesecake is hands down the BEST alternative cheesecake-It’s low in points, high in protein, and makes for a delicious guilt free dessert!

Makes 8 slices

What’s the story behind these Weight Watchers Cheesecakes?

Creamy rich cheesecake has always been a favorite of mine. In fact instead of birthday cake-I always prefer having cheesecake as my birthday dessert.  I just love the rich, decadent dense, smooth, and creamy consistency that cheesecake has. 

 After being a WW ( Weight Watchers) member for so many years,  I was determined to create a cheesecake recipe that would curb my craving for cheesecake without having to use my weekly points for.  I needed an alternative to the full fat cheesecake that I could enjoy weekly rather than on special occasions.  I created the Plain Jane Cheesecake recipe just a few months after the Freestyle Program announced the new zero point foods which included eggs and non fat plain Greek yogurt. I spent months developing what I feel is the BEST alternative to cheesecake. These Weight Watchers Cheesecakes are made with a yogurt, pudding, and egg base-which gives it a nice cheesecake like texture -it’s low in points, but high in protein, and makes for a delicious guilt free dessert. 

Be sure to check out these variations of my Weight Watchers Cheesecakes:

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

One Point Funfetti Cheesecake

Lemon Cheesecake

Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake

 

What ingredients do I need to make this Weight Watchers Gingerbread Cheesecake?

  • Eggs
  • Non fat plain Greek yogurt- the thicker the yogurt you use- the better the texture will be. I recommend using Fage or Chobani
  • Sugar free vanilla or butterscotch pudding 
  • Molasses 
  • Zero point white or brown sugar sweetener- I use Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener 
  • Vanilla extract 
  • Ground ginger  
  • Ground cinnamon 
  • Ground nutmeg

 

I miss the crust…..what can I use for a low point crust?

Want to add a crust to this cheesecake? May I suggest using my Lightened Up Graham Cracker Crust is perfect.

It’s only 4 PersonalPoints per serving and adds a delicious graham cracker taste to the cheesecake.

You can find the recipe here.

How do I make this Weight Watchers Gingerbread Cheesecake?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In mixing bowl add eggs, sugar substitute, pudding mix,vanilla extract, molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.

Whisk until well combined. 

Then add yogurt. 

Mix until well combined. 

Pour mixture into a lightly greased with non stick cooking spray 9-inch pie dish or SPRINGFORM PAN

Bake for 30 minutes. ( It may look jiggly but once it’s chilled, it will set.)

Let it cool for about 15-20 minutes before covering it with plastic wrap.

Chill in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours preferably overnight.

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups Chobani or Fage Non fat plain Greek yogurt 
  • 1 oz. package of sugar free vanilla or butterscotch pudding 
  • 1 Tbsp molasses 
  • 3 Tbsp zero point white or brown sugar sweetener- I use Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger  
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In mixing bowl add eggs, sugar substitute, pudding mix,vanilla extract, molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Whisk until well combined. 
  3. Then add yogurt. Mix until well combined. 
  4. Pour mixture into a lightly greased with non stick cooking spray 9-inch pie dish or SPRINGFORM PAN
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. ( It may look jiggly but once it’s chilled, it will set.)
  6. Let it cool for about 15-20 minutes before covering it with plastic wrap
  7. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours preferably overnight.

Author Notes:

  1. I recommend using a thick Greek yogurt, such as Chobani or Fage for best results.
  2. Mix cheesecake by hand rather than a mixer. That way the yogurt stays nice and thick.
  3. It can take at least 12 hours for the texture and flavor to completely set. The longer it chills the better it tastes.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator overnight in the springform pan.
  5. Cover with a paper towel and then plastic wrap to help absorb moisture for up to a week.
  6. Freeze for up to a month in an airtight container. 
  7. Toppings are extra points.

Makes 8 slices

1-2 PersonalPoints™ per slice* 

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. 

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan. 

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Yield: 8

Weight Watchers Gingerbread Cheesecake

Weight Watchers Gingerbread Cheesecake

This Weight Watchers Gingerbread Cheesecake is hands down the BEST alternative cheesecake-It's low in points, high in protein, and makes for a delicious guilt free dessert!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups Chobani or Fage Non fat plain Greek yogurt 
  • 1 oz. package of sugar free vanilla or butterscotch pudding 
  • 1 Tbsp molasses 
  • 3 Tbsp zero point white or brown sugar sweetener 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger  
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. In mixing bowl add eggs, sugar substitute, pudding mix,vanilla extract, molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Whisk until well combined. 
    3. Then add yogurt. Mix until well combined. 
    4. Pour mixture into a lightly greased with non stick cooking spray 9-inch pie dish or SPRINGFORM PAN. 
    5. Bake for 30 minutes. ( It may look jiggly but once it’s chilled, it will set.)
    6. Let it cool for about 15-20 minutes before covering it with plastic wrap
    7. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours preferably overnight.

Makes 8 slices

1-3 PersonalPoints™ per slice*


*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

    Smartpoints: GREEN: 2 SmartPoints per serving if using 3/4 cup liquid egg substitute or 3 SmartPoints if using 3 whole eggs BLUE/PURPLE: One SmartPoint per serving

  • I recommend using a thick Greek yogurt, such as Chobani or Fage for best results.
  • Mix cheesecake by hand rather than a mixer. That way the yogurt stays nice and thick. It can take at least 12 hours for the texture and flavor to completely set. The longer it chills the better it tastes.
  • Chill in the refrigerator overnight in the springform pan.
  • Cover with a paper towel and then plastic wrap to help absorb moisture for up to a week.Freeze for up to a month in an airtight container. 
  • Toppings are extra points.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 13g

Do not use the WW nutritional calculator to calculate points. The nutritional calculator does take zero point food ingredients into consideration and will not be accurate. Personal Point values and nutritional information is estimated and calculated using the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe. PersonalPoints values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used and depending on your customized zero point foods list.

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Saturday 26th of December 2020

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SueAnna

Thursday 24th of December 2020

Just made this with lightened up crust. Can’t wait to serve it tomorrow. Thank you for all of your delicious recipes and sharing them with us! Made the pineapple cranberry relish also. We liked it so much at Thanksgiving hubby wanted more! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Kathy

Sunday 20th of December 2020

Hi , Sounds delicious. The picture looks like there is a crust but I don't see anything in the recipe. Is this just for the filling? Thanks!

Lindsay Kehl

Sunday 20th of December 2020

Hi Kathy,

This is a crustless cheesecake. It may appear to have a crust just by the way it’s cooked but there is no crust on this particular cheesecake. You can always add a graham cracker crust to it-using this recipe Lightened Up Graham Cracker Crust

Tami

Saturday 19th of December 2020

Hello, love your recipes. Thank you so much for sharing! I was wondering if you might have any recommendations on dairy free non fat yogurt options? And do they bake up as well?

Joghog

Saturday 19th of December 2020

Looks like a great recipe. May I inquire where you bought those cut gingerbread lady cookies?

Lindsay Kehl

Saturday 19th of December 2020

Hi, These are the Pepperidge Farm gingerbread cookies that I picked up from Target.

Thanks so much

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