Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Creamy Cheesecake with Fresh Raspberries

Servings: 12
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Calories per serving: 172


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 large egg white
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¾ cup 2 tablespoons spoon-for-spoon sugar substitute (such as Splenda)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 cups low-fat cream cheese
  • 1 ½ teaspoons teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons tablespoons sugar-free red raspberry preserves
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries, rinsed and drained dry


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs and margarine. Pat evenly over the bottom and about 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9 1/2-inch springform pan. Bake in oven for 7 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, using an electric mixer on high speed, beat the 4 egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl until foamy. Gradually add 6 tablespoons of the sugar substitute, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until egg whites form stiff peaks.
  4. In another large bowl, stir the remaining sugar substitute with the cornstarch, then add the egg yolks, cream cheese, lemon zest, and vanilla. Beat (using the unwashed beaters) until well blended.
  5. Fold beaten egg whites into cheese mixture. Spoon the mixture into the partially-baked crust.
  6. Bake in the oven until center barely jiggles when cheesecake is gently shaken, 45 to 50 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  8. While the cheesecake is cooking, melt the raspberry preserves in a small pan over medium heat, stirring often.
  9. Cool, stirring occasionally, until the preserves form a thick syrup (that should take about 5 minutes).
  10. Remove the outside of the springform pan.
  11. Mound fresh raspberries on the cheesecake and drizzle with preserve syrup. Chill.
  12. When ready to serve, cut the cheesecake into wedges.

Nutrition Information

Per serving:172 calories (18% calories from fat), 8 g protein, 4 g total fat (0.9 g saturated fat), 29 g carbohydrates, f1 g dietary fiber, 56 mg cholesterol, 254 mg potassium, 161 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges:2 carbohydrate (1 bread/starch, 1 skim milk), 1 fat


Oh! This recipe is deliciously awesome! I loved to eat this creamy cheesecake now because it's really tempting. I looks super delicious. I can now bake this on my own. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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OMG - absolutely awesome. Took me a minute to realize the Splenda was to be measured in total before using any. duh Family loved this, and I saved even more carbs by leaving the thicker part of the graham cracker crust. I'm happy and feeling downright righteous.Thanks for the recipe!
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I fixed this for Thanksgiving using blueberry Simply Fruit and frozen blueberries. It was a hit with both diabetics and non-diabetics.
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