BBQ Blog Hop

Back to School BBQ Blog Hop This month we are celebrating the end of summer with a fun recipe giveaway! My dad is a very good cook and he loves to play around with recipes. He created this amazing cheesecake recipe that is sugar free! The topping can be customized with any fruit that your family likes: fresh, frozen or canned. Click here for a printable copy. Wayne's Sugar Free Cheesecake The Crust *Easy way: Purchase a graham cracker pie crust in the baking section of the food store. Finely chop the nuts and cover the bottom of the pie crust with them. Place in 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes before adding filling. *Less easy way: ¼ cup walnuts or pecans (optional) 1 ½ cups crushed graham crackers (or graham cracker pie crust) ½ cup melted butter or margarine Place nuts and graham crackers in a blender (or food processor) until mixture is finely crushed (make sure no large pieces remain). Pour into a mixing bowl and add the melted butter. Once the mixture becomes doughy, turn it out into the pie pan. Using a large spoon evenly coat the entire pan with the mixture. Bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees. The Cake You will need: 2 8oz packages of cream cheese (low fat or regular) 2 whole eggs ½ tsp vanilla 1 cup sugar replacement (equal or Splenda) This part is easy. Let the cream cheese sit out until soft. Then, add all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and blend. Pour the mixture into the pie crust (make sure the crust is still warm from the oven). Spread evenly over the crust, being careful not to disrupt the crust (it’s sometimes easier to pat the filling into place rather than trying to spread it). Bake at 350 degrees until a butter knife can be inserted into the cake and removed clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Now Spread the topping over the cake and put it back into the oven for 10 minutes. Serve chilled. The Topping You will need: 2 cups of unsweetened frozen fruit or canned fruit (see note) 1 ½ cups … [Read more...]