Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes with Quick Berry Compote (CE)
Get foolproof, silky cheesecake - that won’t yield tempting leftovers in the fridge for days and days - from your slow cooker, where a warm, moist environment encourages gentle, even cooking in individual ramekins.
From Clean Eating Magazine
- Olive oil cooking spray
- 6 tablespoons rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 5 packets stevia, divided
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened plain almond milk
- 4 ounces low-fat cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder
- 2 packets stevia, or to taste
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
Preparation time 20mins
Turn a 5- to 6-qt slow cooker on high. Coat 4 (6 ounce) ramekins with cooking spray.
In the bowl of a food processor, process oats, flour, cinnamon and 1 packet stevia until finely ground. Add oil and milk and pulse until mixture forms wet crumbs.
Divide oat mixture among ramekins, pressing down with the back of a small spoon or your fingertips to cover bottoms.
Transfer ramekins to slow cooker, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, honey and remaining 4 packets stevia with an electric hand mixer on medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Add egg and egg white, and beat until just combined. Add vanilla and lemon juice and beat until just combined. Add yogurt and beat just until combined.
Bring a kettle of water to a boil. Spoon cheesecake batter into ramekins, dividing evenly. Carefully pour enough boiling water into bottom of slow cooker to reach about 1/2 inch up sides of ramekins. Decrease heat to low and drape a clean dish towel over the opening of slow cooker to prevent condensation from collecting on lid and falling into cheesecakes; place cover over top. Cook for 1 hour.
[NOTE: Do not remove dish towel or lid while cooking.]
Meanwhile, prepare compote: In a small saucepan, combine orange juice, 2 tablespoons water, arrowroot powder and 2 packets stevia. Add berries and orange zest and place on high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-high and simmer until berries soften, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a small bowl, cover and refrigerate until needed.
Turn off slow cooker and let cheesecakes cool to room temperature, covered, for about 1 hour, 30 minutes. Remove ramekins from slow cooker and slide a thin knife around the edge of each cheesecake to loosen. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Carefully unmold cheesecakes with a knife and serve with compote, dividing evenly.
Nutrients per serving (1 cheesecake and 2 tbsp compote): Calories: 244, Total Fat: 11 g, Sat. Fat: 6 g, Carbs: 26 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 14 g, Protein: 10.5 g, Sodium: 133 mg, Cholesterol: 69 mg