Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake is a delicious, easy and quick to prepare recipe for your Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday dessert. It is so easy to make and so delicious, you’ll want to make this more often than just on holidays. Ingredients include: canned pumpkin, cream cheese and whipped topping. Spiced well with vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) and heart-healthy recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake will be loved by all of  your family, friends and guests.layered-pumpkin-cheescake

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 40 Minutes.
Total Time: 4 Hours-20 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick cooking spray
2 (8 oz) tubs fat-free cream cheese* (see note below)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp (or more) ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp (or more) nutmeg
1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
sugar-free whipped topping, (1/2 cup thawed)

NOTE: Instead of the cream cheese tubs; (2) 8 ounce bars of Neufchatel cheese may be substituted if desired.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 325º F.

2. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together with electric mixer until blended. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, just until blended. Remove 1 cup batter; place in a medium size bowl. Stir in pumpkin and spices.

3. Spray a 9″ pie plate with cooking spray; sprinkle bottom with graham crumbs.

4. Fill in layers with the cream cheese batter first, then top that with pumpkin batter. Bake 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 3 hours. Serve topped with the whipped topping just before serving.

YIELD: 8 servings.
Serving Size: 1/8 of pie.

Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 1-1/2

Diet Exchange:
1-1/2 Starch + 1/2 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 150, Total Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 390mg, Sugars: 16g, Carbohydrates: 22g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 11g

Original recipe and image from: Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/double-layer-pumpkin-cheesecake-53129.aspx

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