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Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Recipe

Updated on March 25, 2015

This delicious cheesecake has extra protein thanks to the addition of Voskos Greek Yogurt.

Cheesecake is a classic dessert option. This updated version of the recipe features Greek yogurt, which has more protein and less fat than the traditional recipe.

Greek yogurt is thicker and has a creamier consistency than regular yogurt, which helps add to the luscious mouth feel of this yummy dessert.

Cheesecake recipe featuring high-protein Voskos Greek Yogurt
Cheesecake recipe featuring high-protein Voskos Greek Yogurt

Cook Time

Prep Time: 20

Total Time: 1:45 plus refrigeration time

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 TBS brown sugar
  • 1/2 TSP cinnamon
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 -8 oz pack of cream cheese
  • 8 oz Plain Voskos Greek Yogurt
  • 2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 TBS flour
  • 1 TSP vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 TBS powdered sugar
  • 1/4 TSP vanilla extract
  • Fresh berries or fresh fruit of your choice (cleaned and patted dry) for garnish

Instructions

  1. 1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 2. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter until well blended. Press crust mixture into an even layer against bottom of a 9-inch springform pan and bake for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. 3. In a large bowl blend cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs, Voskos Greek Yogurt, sugar, flour and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour mixture onto prepared crust and bake for 1 hour. Cool for 15 minutes, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate four hours or overnight.
  4. 4. Before serving, whip heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in a cold glass bowl until soft peaks form.
  5. 5. Spread whipped cream over the top of the cooled cheesecake and garnish with your choice of berries or fruit.
  6. Nutrition (cheesecake only, without whipped cream or fruit)
  7. Servings Per Recipe: 16
  8. Amount Per Serving:
  9. Calories: 287.4
  10. Total Fat: 17.5 g
  11. Cholesterol: 83.6 mg
  12. Sodium: 156.7 mg
  13. Total Carbs: 28.8 g
  14. Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  15. Protein: 5.2 g
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Important Equipment: Springform Pan

A springform pan consists of two parts: a flat bottom, and an outer ring that is expandable. Be sure the outer ring is tightly closed and the bottom firmly in place before pouring your cheesecake mixture into the pan. After cooling, once the cheesecake is set up, you can "unbuckle" the springform pan and remove the ring, making the Greek yogurt cheesecake simple to serve without damaging the edges of the cheesecake.

How to make Voskos Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

Health benefits of Greek Yogurt

Now, no sane person would consider cheesecake to be a health food. But making this luscious dessert with Greek yogurt adds extra protein and reduces the fat content, so you can feel slightly less guilty when eating it.

To get the most health benefits from Greek yogurt, enjoy it at least once a day in its refrigerated form. Refrigeration preserves the healthful strains of probiotics that are included in every cup. According to the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, probiotics can help to relieve and prevent digestive issues such as diarrhea, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcers, allergies and lactose intolerance. There is also some emerging clinical evidence that the probiotics found in Greek yogurt may also enhance immune function and protect against colon and bladder cancer.

If you want to cut the calories and carbs a bit more in this Greek yogurt cheesecake recipe, you may want to try substituting some of the granulated sugar with a low-calorie, low-carb sweetener such as stevia (an extremely sweet extract from an herb). There are half-stevia/half-sugar blends available for baking that should work well as a substitute for granulated sugar.

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      Kathleen Gee 4 years ago from Ohio

      @Alana-r: Hi Alana-r, thanks for visiting. :)

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      Alana-r 4 years ago

      Really nice recipe, must give it a try, thanks for sharing!

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      tmstrekkie 4 years ago

      I don't like cheesecake but hubby was positively drooling over this!