Bring a little festive cheer to any dessert or buffet with these delicious low Syn, calorie and points Santa New York Cheesecakes!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
These Santa New York Cheesecakes make an indulgent-feeling dessert, and they look super cute!
You could also make these into one large cheesecake too! You’d need to adjust the cooking times accordingly.
If you’re looking for alternative festive desserts, why not try our Low Syn Mini Christmas Cheesecakes?
We’ve also got these amazing Low Syn Chocolate Crispy Christmas Puds which are great if you’re not keen on the usual Christmas desserts!
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What do I need to make these Santa New York Cheesecakes?
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These Santa New York Cheesecakes are really easy to make, and no one will ever believe that they are “diet” friendly!
We use it to chop herbs, make bread crumbs and blitz together small amounts of liquid, like in these Low Syn Chicken Kievs!
How many Calories are in this Baked Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe?
There are less than 80 calories per cheesecake in this Santa New York Cheesecakes recipe which makes it much less calorific than any standard cheesecake recipe. A shop bought cheesecake has around 262 calories per portion!!
How many Syns are in these Santa New York Cheesecakes?
These Santa New York Cheesecakes work out at just 1.5 Syns per cheesecake
Remember too that strawberries are a Speed Food – you could also use raspberries on top if you fancied them instead!
As you will probably know, Slimming World brought out some new recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners. This means that:
Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend you count 0.5 Syn per tbsp. If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, there’s no need to worry about Syns at all.
The recipe for these Santa New York Cheesecakes uses 5 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 24 portions. That’s a fraction of a tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any Syns on for the sweetener itself.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Santa New York Cheesecake recipe?
If you’re looking for a low point dessert to share with the whole family, then these Santa New York Cheesecakes are just the ticket.
At only 1 Weight Watchers Smart Points each you’ll be saving tons of points compared to a shop bought version, which could set you back around 11 points per portion!
Can I freeze these Santa New York Cheesecakes?
This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
– Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough
– Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
– Defrost thoroughly before eating.
How do I make these Santa New York Cheesecakes?
Preheat the oven to 160ºC. Place the reduced fat spread in a microwaveable bowl and place in the microwave for 20 seconds, or until fully melted.
In a mini electric chopper, blitz the ginger nut biscuits into fine crumbs. Add the melted reduced fat spread and combine until all the crumbs are coated.
Using a silicone mini muffin mould (with 24 muffin “dip”), distribute the biscuit crumb mix evenly between 24 mini muffin dips.
Press down firmly with the back of a spoon to form the cheesecake base. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, place the reduced fat cream cheese, quark, eggs, remaining sweetener and vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract) into a bowl and whisk together thoroughly until fully combined and creamy.
Remove the biscuit bases from the oven and top with the cheesecake mix. Return to the oven for 25 minutes until set and just starting to colour.
Leave to cool for 30 minutes in the silicone mould and then place in the fridge for at least an hour. You can freeze these mini cheesecakes at this point, prior to decorating.
Remove the cheesecakes from the moulds and place onto a serving plate. Cut the tops of your strawberries, wash and dry.
Add a ring of reduced fat aerosol cream round the top edge of each cheesecake and place a strawberry “hat” on top. Serve straight away!
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