Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Greek Yogurt Boston Cream Cheesecake

A lighter alternative to the typical cream cheese cheesecake, with all the flavor, plus a rich chocolate ganache to top off this boston cream cheesecake!


Greek Yogurt Boston Cream Cheesecake
It really is hard to beat a good cheesecake. There are few foods I believe I would be able to eat each and every day, and cheesecake is one of them. For the most part, I like my cheesecake simple but tasteful. Meaning, the cheesecake everyone thinks of when they think of cheesecake. The cheesecake oft referred to as "Original New York Cheesecake". The stuff is just bomb. Simply put. 


Greek Yogurt Boston Cream Cheesecake
This year for New Year's I wanted to make our family a cheesecake, but I always try to make things a little healthier and lighter if possible. So, I had the idea of substituting greek yogurt for the cream cheese in a cheesecake because it seemed like a natural flavor fit. I did some research and saw that it has been done quite a bit, so I knew my thought process was on track.

So, how did I get to the Boston Cream part you ask? Well, one does not open my Mother's fridge and find it lacking of Boston Cream Pie Greek Yogurt. If it for some reason is, it is because my Mother has been in every store around town looking for it to no avail and it is a sensitive subject not to be brought up lightly.

Greek Yogurt Boston Cream Cheesecake


With my Mother's blessing (a blessing I had to plead for) I confiscated a few of her yogurts to make the cheesecake filling and then topped it off with a chocolate ganache to create the Greek Yogurt Boston Cream Cheesecake. I have high expectations for cheesecake and was going to be disappointed if this did not come out with the great texture and taste I love in my traditional cheesecake and I had my reservations that it would meet those expectations.

To my surprise it did meet those expectations in taste and texture! It was a hit and the cheesecake's mortality was very short. I know this isn't a "healthy" cheesecake per se, however it is somewhat healthier than your traditional one. Hope you enjoy as much as my family and myself did!

Keaton



Greek Yogurt Boston Cream Cheesecake

prep time: 30 MINScook time: 8 hourtotal time: 8 hours and 30 mins

ingredients:

Crust
  • 8 crushed graham crackers
  • 8 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 cup supar
  • 1 tsp salt
Cheesecake Filling
  • 3, 5.3 oz light and fit Boston Cream Pie Greek Yogurts
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • dash salt
  • dash vanilla
  • 4 eggs
Chocolate Ganache
  • 6 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 3 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp butter

instructions

Crust
  1. Mix all ingredients and combine well
  2. Shape into spring form pan and freeze
Cheesecake Filling
  1. Mix all ingredients except eggs
  2. After well combined add eggs one at a time and mix
  3. Pour filling over crust and bake at 325° F for 50 minutes and let cake cool completely (I refrigerated mine overnight)
Chocolate Ganache
  1. After cheesecake is chilled, heat heavy cream in small saucepan until just about to boil
  2. Remove from heat and add chocolate and stir until melted
  3. Stir in butter until smooth
  4. Pour ganache over cheesecake and let sit or chill for at least 20 minutes
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Ashton Swank
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