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  1. I made it, and it IS a keeper..but when I put it into the Weight Watchers recipe builder I got 4 pts a serving. Which is still WAY better than "regular cake" and it tastes so good even non-weight watchers folks like it and will eat it.

  2. I don't have mastercook, so any help appreciated! Recipe courtesy of a friend (not sure where he got it originally)



    Blueberry Cheesecake Bars





    1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

    1/4 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated

    1/3 cup light butter, melted



    12 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened

    2/3 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated

    2 large eggs

    1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream

    2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries



    1/4 cup reduced-sugar apricot preserves

    1 tablespoon water




    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an eight-inch square pan with vegetable cooking spray. Set aside.

    Combine graham cracker crumbs, SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, and butter, mixing well. Firmly press mixture evenly in bottom of prepared pan. Bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven; set aside.


    Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, beating until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla, beating just until blended. Gently stir in blueberries.


    Pour mixture into prepared pan.


    Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until firm. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Cover and chill 2 hours.


    Topping Directions: Combine apricot preserves and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until jam melts. Spread over filling; cut into bars.

  3. Could someone run this through the mastercook for me? I am curious about the points... smile.gif






    Sir Isaacs Fig Bars



    11 large dried figs, cut in half - 8 1/4 ounces

    1 tsp grated fresh orange peel

    1/2 cup apple juice



    1 cup all-purpose flour

    3/4 cup + 2 tbsp. whole wheat flour

    1/2 tsp baking powder

    1/4 cup sugar

    3 tbsp + 1 tsp. margarine

    1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. water




    Preheat oven to 350~.

    Lightly oil or spray with a nonstick cooking spray a baking sheet.

    TO PREPARE FILLING: Combine all filling ingredients in a blender

    container. Blend until figs are in the form of a thick puree.

    TO PREPARE DOUGH: Combine both types of flour in a large bowl -

    along with baking powder, and sugar and mix well. Add margarine. With

    a fork or pastry blender - mix until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

    Add water - stirring until ingredients are moistened. Now - with

    your hands - form dough into a ball, adding additional water, 1/2

    tsp. at a time, if necessary, until dough holds together.

    Place dough on a lightly floured surface, knead a few times and then

    shape into a log. Roll it into a 12 x 14 inch rectangle. Cut

    rectangle lengthwise into 3 long strips.

    TO ASSEMBLE: Divide filling evenly between the strips and spoon

    down the center of each strip. Fold dough lengthwise and seal edges

    by crimping with a fork. Place rolls on prepared baking sheet.

    Flatten slightly with your hands. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until

    bottoms are lightly browned.

    Remove to wire rack to cool, and when cool, trim the ends and,

    using a sharp knife, cut each log into 10 bars - each 1 1/4 inch wide.



    Makes 10 servings of 3 cookies each serving.


  4. Anyone know some good ones? Preferably with points, of course. smile.gif


    I got a tofu making kit for Xmas and plan on making some tofu, so it would be nice to have some recipes to try it out in! :D


    Thanks for any help.



  5. a 6oz banana is 2 points. My question is -- is that 6 oz with the skin on or off? I'm thinking it has to be off, since you don't eat the skin. But wanted to make sure!


    Thanks for any help.



    TracyD (doing WW@Home)

  6. Can someone run this recipe through for nutritional info:


    This was the recipe given to me, but I did one substitution...so nutritional info for one or both would be deeply appreciated!


    Fuit and Bran Muffins


    2 cups 100% All Bran (I didn't have that, so I substituted 2c wheat bran)

    1/2 cup oatbran or oatmeal ( I used oat bran)

    1/2cup whole wheat flour

    1/4 cup sugar

    1 cup ff plain yogurt (or buttermilk) (I used yogurt)

    2 egg whites

    1/2 cup applesauce

    3/4 cup blueberries

    2/3 cup diced strawberries

    2 tsp baking powder

    1/2 tsp baking soda

    pinch salt

    1 tsp vanilla


    1. Mix bran, oatbran, yogurt, applesauce, egg whites, vanilla and sugar. Let stand 2 or 3 minutes.

    2. Stir in dry mixture (wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.)

    3. Add fruit and stir.

    4. Spray muffin tins with non fat spray, spoon mixture into muffin tins.

    5. Bake 15-20 minutes at 400 deg Far. DO NOT OVERBAKE! Muffins are done when they spring back.


    Makes 12 muffins


    **you can add different fruits, if you like!

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