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Old 05-15-2013, 10:13 AM   #241
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Bumping this wonderful dessert..

I am making this is a 9 x 13 and doubling the ingredients..I am using the dreaded Cool Whip instead of the wonderful whipped cream this time.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:38 PM   #242
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We're hosting a large gathering for a 4th of July barbeque and some of our relatives can't eat high-carb desserts for health reasons.

I wonder if I could make this for them and decorate it like the flag?

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:04 PM   #243
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Wowza, Beth..Yes, you can.. Would you add the fruit in the middle?
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:51 PM   #244
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I'm not sure. What do you think? I read through all 9 pages and I think I recall you making this with blueberries and strawberries?
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:31 AM   #245
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Beth..I think it would be lovely.

There are layers involved here..

Crust
Cream Cheese Layer
Pineapple Layer
Whipped Cream
Banana Layer
Whipped Cream
Fruit on top

So, in between would you do the blueberries one layer and the strawberries the other layer? Just wondering..
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:45 AM   #246
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I'm not sure I could do the crust justice, so thinking about leaving it out and just doing the cheesecake (think I can handle that), then pineapple (surprise - they won't be expecting that!) and then whipped cream layer with patriotic berries topping that.

Instead of 'banana split', I'll have to rename mine '4th of July' cake lol.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:53 PM   #247
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Beth, if I may make a suggestion..If you are going to do just the cheesecake on the bottom and are using a 9 x 13 pan, I would use 3 cream cheeses/3 eggs/etc., because
the cheesecake is a pretty "thin" layer and you might want it a bit thicker so you can
get the pieces out easier.

Of course, Pam the pan first...
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:29 PM   #248
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That's what I was thinking, too. I think I want the cheesecake part to be kind of thick (at least like a regular cheesecake) and I'd want the whipped cream topping to be thick enough to hide the pineapple and hold up the 'flag', so double or triple that part? I won't be making enough for the whole croud (they'll get regular peach cobbler and ice-cream for dessert). My 'Freedom Cake' will just be for 'special' people lol.

Going to use this pan -- festive, no?

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Old 05-17-2013, 01:36 PM   #249
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Great pan..

Now, if you want your whipped cream to be a bit thicker/sturdier, you can always add
a Tbs. or so of SF vanilla instant pudding to the cream before you whip it. Not so that you make pudding, but that wouldn't be horrible either, just so the fruit doesn't fall through
the whipped cream.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:52 AM   #250
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I'll try that, and thanks, Carolyn for all your help and tips on making this dessert. I love that I found something that uses mostly 'regular' ingredients, something that mostly everyone likes (cheesecake), and something I can decorate to match the event.

I'll probably make a mini-version to test out my skills, using DH as my taste-tester (it's a dirty job, but someone has to do it)!
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Everyone loved it last night..I cheated and used Cool Whip, but it is sooo much better
with whipped cream..
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:30 PM   #252
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OK, I am so not a banana fan, but this looks yummy. And I have a friend who does love bananas with a birthday coming. I might make this for them.

Thanks for sharing this.

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Old 05-19-2013, 06:59 AM   #253
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Carolyn -- I don't have erythritol (which is the sweetener used in the original recipe here), but found this cheesecake recipe on the EZ-Sweetz website (this product is available to me locally). Also, the quantities seem like they'd give me the nice, thick cheesecake I'm thinking I want for this dessert.

Cheese Cake

2 sticks unsalted butter
4 blocks cream cheese
6 large eggs or 4 extra large
2 teaspoons EZ-Sweetz
8 teaspoons sour cream
1 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoons vanilla

Also found a recipe for sugar-free Forgotten Cookies (meringues). Was thinking these might be something I could handle -- could make 1/3 of the batch red (with food coloring), 1/3 blue and leave 1/3 white? I've never actually met anyone who doesn't like cheesecake, but just in case...lol.
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Carolyn -- I don't have erythritol (which is the sweetener used in the original recipe here), but found this cheesecake recipe on the EZ-Sweetz website (this product is available to me locally). Also, the quantities seem like they'd give me the nice, thick cheesecake I'm thinking I want for this dessert.

Cheese Cake

2 sticks unsalted butter
4 blocks cream cheese
6 large eggs or 4 extra large
2 teaspoons EZ-Sweetz
8 teaspoons sour cream
1 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoons vanilla

Also found a recipe for sugar-free Forgotten Cookies (meringues). Was thinking these might be something I could handle -- could make 1/3 of the batch red (with food coloring), 1/3 blue and leave 1/3 white? I've never actually met anyone who doesn't like cheesecake, but just in case...lol.
The 2 sticks of butter seem wrong in this. JMHO
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:42 AM   #255
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It seemed kind of wrong to me, too. If I did the math right (not my strong suit) and, going by the original recipe, 1-1/2 sticks of butter would be the max (using 4 blocks of cream cheese).

Right?
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:52 PM   #256
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:54 PM   #257
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Who puts butter in their cheesecake? NO, NO, NO..

Leave out the butter and you can also leave out the sour cream, too. EZ-Sweetz is a very concentrated sweetner, so if you don't have it, you can use Splenda..Maybe 1.5 cups, but do it to taste.

If you are making this, forget the middle part of the fruit..Just top it with whipped cream and then your fruit..
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You're right, Carolyn. The butter in the original recipe went into the crust and there is NO butter in his cheesecake. It's been so long since I made even regular cheesecake lol. My head hurts.
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I made the cheesecake for our 4th of July gathering!

Thanks to Carolyn for all the helpful tips and suggestions! I made the cheesecake layer the day before so it could set up, then, on the afternoon of the 4th, I whipped up the HWC, added the pineapple on top of the cake and assembled everything with the blueberries/strawberries decorating the top. It was a fun cake to make and my diabetic BIL really appreciated having a dessert he could eat (all the other guests liked it, too)! My sis-in-law said it was better than any high-carb cheesecake she'd ever eaten and everyone really liked the pineapple addition.

I used Xylitol and Truvia for sweeteners (was all I could find -- finally tracked them down at a Sprouts near the house we were renting). We bought bakery brownies and Madeleines as backups, but no one touched those. I'll definitely be making this dessert again!
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Beth that's beautiful!!

I made a flag cake from this, too and it was huge hit.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:44 AM   #261
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I made one for the 4th too and it was a giant hit. Delicious!!
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:25 PM   #262
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:13 AM   #263
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I love this recipe for the 4th!!!!!
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:20 PM   #264
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I love this recipe anytime!!!
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I love this recipe anytime!!!
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