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Mini Pareve Cheesecake Parfaits

Low Calorie Cheesecake Parfait

130 calories per parfait, when making this recipe with graham cracker crumbs, egg whites, and sugar substitute, and topping with both blueberries and 1 tablespoon whipped topping.

  • 12 ServingsServings

Ingredients

For filling:

  • 2 (8-ounce) containers Tofutti cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs or 3 egg whites
  • ¾ cup sugar, Splenda, or Truvia
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

For base:

  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs, chopped nuts, or dried cake crumbs (such as sponge)

For topping

  • 1 cup fresh fruit (sliced strawberries or blueberries), or a small container of pareve whipped cream (whipped or ready-made), or a can of fruit or custard pie filling (can be sugar free)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 12 oven safe glasses or ramekins or 1 (12-inch) round pie pan with cooking spray.

For filling: Mix together Tofutti, vanilla, eggs, sugar, and lemon juice.

If you are making the mini cups:
Layer 1 tablespoon graham cracker crumbs in glasses. Top with 1 to 2 tablespoons filling (pressed down).
Bake about 20 minutes, until top is firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Top with 1 tablespoon fruit or whipped cream.

If you are making a pie:
Press ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs into the bottom of the prepared pie pan. Spoon filling on top. Bake about 25 to 30 minutes, until top is firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Top with fruit or whipped cream.

Note: The parfaits freeze well. Serve parfaits with a variety of topping combinations.

Yields: 12 parfaits or 1 (12-inch) pie

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