Savory Yogurt Cheesecake with Caramelized Onions Recipe

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Savory Yogurt Cheesecake with Caramelized Onions
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  1. To prepare filling, place colander in a 2-quart glass measure or medium bowl. Line colander with 4 layers of cheesecloth, allowing cheesecloth to extend over outside edges. Spoon yogurt into colander. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; refrigerate 12 hours. Spoon 1 3/4 cups yogurt cheese into a bowl; discard liquid. Place cream cheese in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add the yogurt cheese, ricotta cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and egg yolk. Beat at low speed just until blended.
  2. Preheat oven to 350º.
  3. To prepare crust, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour, cornmeal, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and dash of pepper in a food processor; pulse 3 times or until combined. Add 2 1/2 tablespoons butter; pulse 4 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal. With processor on, add ice water through food chute, processing just until moist (do not form a ball). Press cornmeal mixture into bottom of an 8-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350º for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. To prepare onions, while crust bakes melt 1 teaspoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion; cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cover and cook 25 minutes or until browned and tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in thyme.
  5. Spread the yogurt mixture into prepared crust. Bake at 350º for 35 minutes or until almost set. Cool on a wire rack. (Cheesecake will continue to set as it cools.) Serve at room temperature. Cut cheesecake into wedges, and serve with onions.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 151.65 Kcal (635 kJ)
Calories from fat 55.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.11g 9%
Cholesterol 35.33mg 12%
Sodium 407.74mg 17%
Potassium 186.92mg 4%
Total Carbs 18.65g 6%
Sugars 4.26g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
Protein 5.7g 11%
Vitamin C 4.9mg 8%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 108mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 120.03 Kcal (503 kJ)
Calories from fat 43.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.84g 9%
Cholesterol 27.97mg 12%
Sodium 322.73mg 17%
Potassium 147.95mg 4%
Total Carbs 14.76g 6%
Sugars 3.37g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1.66g 8%
Protein 4.51g 11%
Vitamin C 3.9mg 8%
Iron 0.4mg 3%
Calcium 85.5mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.1
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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