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Low Fat Cheesecake Brownies

Servings: Makes 32 brownies
Here's a tasty brownie recipe that is low-fat and is also a good choice for diabetics (just 19 grams of carbohydrates in each brownie). Using applesauce instead of oil or butter and using egg whites instead of whole eggs reduces the fat content in these goodies.

This recipe also uses Neufchatel cheese. American neufchatel cheese is slightly lower in calories than regular cream cheese because of a lower milk fat content (about 23 percent). It also contains slightly more moisture.

1 (19.5 oz.) package brownie mix
1/2 cup applesauce
3 egg whites, divided
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
1 (8 oz.) package neufchatel cheese (1/3 less fat than regular cream cheese), softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix together brownie mix, applesauce, 2 of the egg whites, vanilla extract and water. Pour into prepared baking pan.

Mix neufchatel cheese, sugar, flour and remaining egg white until well blended. Spoon over brownie batter. Cut through batter with knife several times for a marbled effect.

Bake in preheated oven for 28 to 30 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs attached. Cool in pan on wire rack. When completely cooled, cut into 32 squares.

Makes 32 brownies.

Nutritional Information
Diet Exchange: 1 brownie
1 Starch,1/2 Fat

Servings Size: 1 brownie
Calories 110
Total fat 3g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 80mg
Carbohydrate 19g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 13g
Protein 2g

Date: November 11, 2007