New York Cheesecake Santas

  • 10MINS
  • 25MINS
  • 76KCAL

Bring a little festive cheer to any dessert or buffet with these delicious slimming friendly, low calorie and Points Santa New York Cheesecakes!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories76
  • Carbs5g
  • Protein2g
  • Fat5g
  • Saturates2g
  • Sugars3g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

These New York Cheesecake Santas will bring a bit of festive cheer to your table and they’re perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

Our New York Cheesecake Santas make a really indulgent feeling dessert and they look super cute too!

If you’d prefer, you could also make these into one large cheesecake to serve 12 people. You’ll just need to remember to adjust the cooking times accordingly if you do choose to do this!

These New York Cheesecake Santas are super low on calories and Points and are not only a great dessert, but they’re also fantastic additions to any buffet table.

What diets are these New York Cheesecake Santas suitable for?

This New York Cheesecake Santas recipe is suitable for vegetarians.

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Ginger nut biscuits

It can also be made dairy free by swapping the following ingredients out for dairy free alternatives;

  • Reduced fat spread
  • Lightest cream cheese
  • Quark
  • Reduced fat aerosol cream

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this New York Cheesecake Santas recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this New York Cheesecake Santas recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this New York Cheesecake Santas recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this New York Cheesecake Santas recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make New York Cheesecake Santas?

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We’ve used a mini electric chopper to blitz the biscuits into crumbs. You could just use a food processor, but this mini electric chopper is soooo useful!

We’ve also used a silicone mini muffin mould to make these cheesecakes.

How many calories are in these New York Cheesecake Santas?

There are 76 calories per portion in these New York Cheesecake Santas, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.

They’re much less calorific than any standard cheesecake recipe – a shop bought cheesecake has around 262 calories per portion!

These New York Cheesecake Santas are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Meanwhile, place the lightest 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.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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!

What could I serve with these New York Cheesecake Santas?

These New York Cheesecake Santas are perfect when served as part of a festive buffet alongside the following dishes:

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How do you know when these New York Cheesecake Santas is cooked?

You should cook these New York Cheesecake Santas for 25 minutes or until they’re just set and starting to colour.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep New York Cheesecake Santas in the fridge?

Refrigerate these New York Cheesecake Santas in a container with a lid. You can keep these New York Cheesecake Santas in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze New York Cheesecake Santas?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please freeze before decorating and 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.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

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New York Cheesecake Santas

Bring a little festive cheer to any dessert or buffet with these delicious slimming friendly, low calorie and points Santa New York Cheesecakes!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    25 MINS
  • KCals 76
  • Carbs 5G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 9 ginger nut biscuits
  • 25 grams reduced fat spread
  • 180 grams lightest cream cheese
  • 100 grams quark
  • 5 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste Or Vanilla Extract
  • 24 strawberries
  • 12 tbsp reduced fat aerosol cream

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Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Meanwhile, place the lightest 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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