How to Make Delicious Butternut Squash Cheesecake Recipe

Why settle for the ordinary when you can create the extraordinary when it comes to desserts for the fall season. This mouthwatering treat brings together the seasonal flavors of butternut squash pie with the creamy texture of a cheesecake to create the next best Thanksgiving and Fall dessert. This new dish you will never get enough of, you will always be asking for seconds. This is a dessert that's actually healthy for you, allowing you to avoid the holiday eating guilt. This dessert is easy enough to make for anyone. This dessert delivers a unique twist on your ordinary cheesecake dessert.

The butternut squash cheesecake has become healthier, while maintaining the great flavor by simply replacing the regular ingredients for healthier ingredients such as low-fat cream cheese, Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream, and one egg white instead of one egg. These easy changes decrease the fat and sugar quantities. The filing and crust still have enough sugar and butter to keep it sweet and tasty. This treat is the perfect addition to any fall meal. Why not consider making it the new Thanksgiving tradition. Even if you are not into healthy eating, this one will hook you in at first bite. The cheesecake is so velvety smooth, and the flavors are rich creating the perfect combination for a scrumptious dessert.

The food processor takes all the hard work out of making this recipe. Even if you don't have a food processor, you can still make this dessert, but you will need to put in some effort For the crust, place the graham crackers inside a sealable bag and crush them with a rolling pin or bottle to make crumbs. For the filling, combine all ingredients in a bowl and beat with whisk until smooth. Cooking time is one hour and makes one small cheesecake with six slices.

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Butternut Squash Cheesecake Recipe:

Ingredients

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    5 Graham Crackers
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    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
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    8 ounces low-fat cream cheese
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    1 cup non-fat Greek Yogurt
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    3/4 cup butternut squash puree
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    1 medium egg white
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    1/3 cup granulated sugar
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    1 teaspoon cornstarch
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    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
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    1/4teaspoon ground giver

Required Equipment:

  • 5-inch round baking pan
  • Cooking Spray
  • Food Processor (optional)
  • Small Bowl
  • Large Spoon

Pro Tips:

Allow the cheese, yogurt, puree and egg white to reach room temperature before you mix them. Cold ingredients will cause the cheesecake to crack while baking.

You can make your own butternut squash puree. Slice a squash in half and place on an oven pan and roast it at 350 degrees F until soft Carve out the flesh into a food processor and blend until smooth.

Directions:

  • 1. Heat the oven to 350'F and grease the baking pan with the cooking spray. Put aside.
  • 2. Put the graham crackers in the food processor and blend until they turn into fine crumbs.
  • 3. Add butter to the small bowl and heat in microwave for 30 seconds. Combine the melted butter into the graham cracker crumbs and mix until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  • 4. Place the graham cracker crumbs into the bottom baking pan and form into the cheesecake crust.
  • 5. Add the remaining ingredients into the food processor and blend for 30 seconds. Be sure to make sure everything is properly mixed.
  • 6. Scrape the cheesecake filling onto top of the crust and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • 7. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off and let the cheesecake rest for another 30 minutes.
  • 8. Remove cheesecake from the oven and cool at room temperature for one hour and then move to fridge to chill for 4 hours.

Final Word:

The butternut squash is a simple dessert to make but still full of flavor and texture. Consider making this on a cool fall day. It's a dessert that is quick to make and can be made ahead of time It's a healthy dessert but still filling for those who love their sweets.

Consider topping the butternut squash cheesecake with a spice or something sweet. This dessert will definitely be a crowd pleaser. It's definitely good enough to replace your pumpkin pie at the next family Thanksgiving feast.

For those who want to keep all the sugar, they can use the original ingredients instead of the egg white, Greek yogurt, and healthy cream cheese. When you make this for yourself and friends, consider finding a way to make it your own.

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