White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Ok, so this one is not so low in calories, but the ingredients are fresh and healthy and, above all, it’s delicious!

Makes one 9-inch cheesecake

Ingredients:

Crust

1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs

3 tablespoons evaporated sugar cane juice

¼ cup melted butter

Cheesecake

10 ounces fresh or frozen raspberries

2 tablespoons evaporated sugar cane juice

2 teaspoons cornstarch

½ cup water

2 cups white chocolate chips

½ cup half and half

24 ounces cream cheese, softened

½ cup evaporated sugar cane juice

3 eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

In a medium bowl, mix together cookie crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar, and melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan.

In a saucepan, combine raspberries, 2 tablespoons sugar, cornstarch, and water. Bring to boil, and continue boiling 5 minutes, or until sauce is thick. Strain sauce through a mesh strainer to remove seeds.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a double boiler, melt white chocolate chips with half and half, stirring occasionally until smooth.

In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Blend in vanilla and melted white chocolate. Pour half of batter over crust. Spoon 3 tablespoons raspberry sauce over batter. Pour remaining cheesecake batter into pan, and again spoon 3 tablespoons raspberry sauce over the top. Swirl batter with the tip of a knife to create a marbled effect.

Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until filling is set. Cool, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 8 hours before removing from pan. Serve with remaining raspberry sauce, berries and chocolate curls.