Low Fat Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Serves about 12.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

For the crust:

For the bars:

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  2. To make the crust, mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, melted butter and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Press the crust into the parchment paper and press down with the back of a spatula. Bake crust for about 9 – 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  3. Blend the cottage cheese into a blender until smooth and fluffy. Pour into the bowl of a stand mixer and add cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla and lemon juice – beat until creamy and thick.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and mix in two tablespoons of pomegranate arils. Add the jam with a small spoon and place on the top of the cheesecake. Using the same spoon, swirl the jam around.
  5. Bake for about 32 – 25 minutes, or until fully cooked.
  6. Chill for at least 2 hours then cut into squares and serve with mint and remaining pomegranate arils.

Nutritional information per bar:

Calories: 225.5
Fat: 8.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 30.25 grams
Fiber: 2.25 grams
Protein: 5.2 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 6

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