Coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Combine crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar, and margarine. Firmly press crumb mixture into bottom and 2 inches up sides of pan.
Combine 2/3 cup sugar, flour, and next 5 ingredients (flour through eggs) in a large bowl; beat at high speed of a mixer until smooth. Add milk and sour cream to cheese mixture; beat until smooth.
Beat egg whites (at room temperature) at high speed of a mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form using clean, dry beaters. Gently fold egg white mixture into cheese mixture.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 300° for 55 minutes or until almost set. Remove from oven, and cool completely on a wire rack; cover and chill 8 hours. Top with pie filling.
I was expecting this cheesecake to be light and fluffy beucase of the egg whites folded in, but it was about the same as a dense normal cheesecake. It's a good recipe and I liked the fact that it used FF cream cheese and the light cream cheese, but still not amazing and as silky as I imagined. Also at 55 min my cheesecake cracked on the top so would have to watch timing next time. But, the cherries covered the cracks well so it all ended well. Again, not amazing, but good recipe that tastes the same as regular cheesecake.
Awesome recipe. Served to both men and ladies with great review and recipe requests. Mine did have quite large cracks in the middle of it, but I served it sliced with fresh fruit and whipped cream and nobody noticed.
this cheesecake was amazing! I accidentally added one extra bar of light cream cheese, so the cheesecake had to bake for a little longer, but it was still delicious!!! I used fresh strawberries and blueberries on top instead of the pie filling, and it was incredible!
SOOO Yummy! You would never know it's light! It's nice and fluffy and light, so if you like more dense cheescake you probably wouldn't like this one very much. I didn't put the cherry topping on top, I found some cherries in their own juices at Trader Joe's and put a few on the side, Perfect!
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