Baked cheesecake baskets

These low-fat cheesecakes are also suitable for diabetics.
recipe, sweet, bake
Image by:
Recipe from: 05 August 2015
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 20 min


  • 100
    phyllo pastry
  • 15
    low-fat margarine, melted
  • 10
    sugar substitute (such as Sugalite)
  • 200
    smooth, fat-free cottage cheese
  • 125
    sugar substitute (such as Sugalite)
  • 5
    vanilla essence
  • 1
    medium egg
  • 20
    self-raising flour
  • 125
    low-fat evaporated milk
  • 10
    lemon zest
  • plain fat-free yoghurt
  • fresh berries
  • fresh mint
Servings: Change Serving


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Cut the phyllo pastry into 12 x 12cm squares. Prepare a glaze by mixing the melted margarine with the sugar substitute.

Grease four cupcake tins and layer four pastry squares in the bottom of each, brushing the pastry layers with the glaze as you go. Bake the pastry for five minutes.


Beat the cottage cheese and the sugar substitute until fluffy. Add the vanilla essence and beat in the egg. Gradually add the flour, beating well after each addition. Beat in the evaporated milk. Add the lemon zest and combine well.

Pour the filling into the pastry shells and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Decorate with yoghurt, berries and fresh mint.

Text and image source:
Ideas magazine

To receive quick and convenient weekday recipes, join our Easy Weekday Meals mailing list, and for up-to-date trending food, restaurant and wine news subscribe to our Editor’s Weekly newsletter.


Read more on: sweet  |  recipe  |  bake


Beer braaied beef short ribs

2016-09-21 14:37 publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Tip of the day

White pepper
Use white pepper when making pale, creamy sauces or clear stock because it won't discolour the sauce.

Find a recipe



Review: Three Wise Monkeys in Sea Point

We try some ramen and poké bowls at Sea Point's newest Asian go-to.

  • Cubana (Claremont)
    The food was excellent. The service was shocking, management apathetic and the ambien...
  • Rcaffé restaurant
    Don't bother eating there. I have had it with the attitude. I don't like the fact t...

Find a restaurant

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.