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Can I substitute 2 egg whites for 1 egg in cheesecake?

Is it possible to substitute 2 egg whites for one egg in cheesecake recipes? I would imagine a thickener of some type is necessary?

Dr. Gourmet Says...


Making a healthy cheesecake is not an easy task. I spent countless hours in the test kitchen working on cheesecakes, and simply reducing the amount of eggs or egg yolks doesn't work very well.

Here are my cheesecake recipes:
Chocolate Cheesecake
Caramelized Apple Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake

Thanks for writing,

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.
Dr. Gourmet