A little sweet, very creamy, and a soft notes of a tangy lemon to pair with the fruity goodness of fresh strawberries. My Strawberry & Lemon Yogurt Cheesecake is a healthier alternative to your classic cheesecake that will keep you coming back for seconds!
If you're in for a little twist for a Summer treat- try baking the cheesecake batter in an 8x8" baking dish that is lined throughly with parchment paper (so that you are able to pull out the cheesecake once cooled). Then, slice the cheesecake into square bites! Mhmm!
Greek yogurt (preferably plain) is a great alternative for cream cheese in almost any recipe. The secret is to use a kitchen towel or tea towel to drain out most of the liquids from the yogurt. Once drained, the yogurt should replicate the same texture as cream cheese.
Just a little thought - Another alternative is mascarpone cheese which is still lighter than cream cheese, but will add more richness and natural sweetness to dessert recipes.
Most definitely! Years ago, my mother and I made a cheesecake by simply replacing all cream cheese with drained greek yogurt - it turned out quite delicious and creamy, as well! However, be aware that you may need to increase sugar levels as the end result won't be as rich and sweet.
I wouldn't skip the ricotta cheese (because that's where the natural richness comes into each slice) but you can definitely reduce the cream cheese and substitute it with more yogurt!
Now, it's time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness!
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