Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fresh Strawberry/Blueberry Cheesecake


I have been craving dessert lately which is absolutely strange. I am not a dessert person, at all,(except for the yummies Pam my neighbor shares!) neither is my husband. We are savory people. Give me the choice of ice cream or cheese and crackers and I will pick the savory option every time.

I make desserts, and am pretty good at it, but I give them away and rarely eat them! I decided if I was going to eat dessert it was going to be low carb/fat and sugar. I found this fantastic blog and immediately saw this dessert. I changed it up just a bit, and it is fantastic! I mean I could not stop eating it. She has some great low carb/fat recipes, check it out!

Here is how ya do it! Click the linke above for her version, I am giving you my slightly altered version.

One Graham Cracker Crust
8-ounce container Sugar Free Cool Whip, thawed
Two 8-ounce pkgs reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
3/4 cups Splenda Sugar Blend
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1.5 cups chopped fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh blueberries

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in Splenda Sugar Blend, vanilla, and almond extract. Fold in Cool Whip, chopped strawberries and whole blueberries.

Spoon and mound filling into crust. Garnish with strawberry halves and blueberries.

Cover and chill until set

17 comments:

Denise said...

Looks super yummy, Cheryl.

Debbie said...

Looks delicious Cheryl. Have to admit that I am a dessert person....I would go straight to dessert if I could!

The Blonde Duck said...

I am a desert fiend, unfortunately.

eatingindallas said...

It looks beautiful!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

It looks to pretty to eat! I love all the fresh fruit.

Paula said...

I'm more savory than sweet. Uh, that just sounds wrong. What I mean is that I, too, prefer savory foods over dessert. However, if I'm in the right mood, I'll partake in something yummy. This definitely qualifies as yummy! :-)

Grace said...

relatively light, simple, and absolutely luscious. frankly, i could eat an entire graham cracker crust by itself, but the filling makes it a bit more appealing. :)

Velva said...

What a great summer dessert!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I am both a dessert and savory person. This looks beautiful and sounds so easy to make!

highlyirritable said...

It's okay...if it contains fruit, you can in good conscience call it "a side dish."

Looks great!

Bethie said...

Oooooo, this looks wonderful.

Talita said...

How fresh and delicious this cheesecake looks!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

You don't like desserts? How I wish I could say the same. Gimme sugah, anytime of the day (except from the Neely's). This looks refreshing, and I'd probably eat the whole thing, since it has almond extract in it. My favorite!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

You don't like desserts? How I wish I could say the same. Gimme sugah, anytime of the day (except from the Neely's). This looks refreshing, and I'd probably eat the whole thing, since it has almond extract in it. My favorite!

Sophie said...

What a lovely summer treat as dessert!!

Looks so delicious!!

Pam said...

Give me a spoon and I'll dig in...this looks mighty tasty Cheryl.

Jan said...

I'm with you, Cheryl, I'm not much of a dessert eater either. That said, I wouldn't turn my nose up at a piece of that cheesecake, it looks fabulous.

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