Recipe: Guiltless Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

Low in fat, high in flavor

Recipe: Guiltless Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

These bite-size delectables offer the rich flavor of cream cheese and ricotta (both low-fat) along with the cinnamon and pumpkin flavors so welcome at this time of year. They are small, but satisfying — and the pumpkin puree offers nutritional benefits too.

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Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) block of reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup low fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Puff Pastry Mini Cups – 2 packages

Preparation

  1. Blend ingredients in food processor for one full minute.
  2. Scrape the sides of the food processor and blend for another 30 seconds.
  3. Spoon two tablespoons of the mixture into each mini pastry cup and serve.

Nutritional information

Makes 30 servings
Serving size: 1 pastry

Calories: 120
Protein: 1 g
Carbohydrate: 4 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g
Total Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 55 mg
Calcium: 14 mg
Magnesium: 1 mg
Potassium: 9 mg