Cheesecake Recipes

Heavenly Dessert Cheesecake
Serving Size: 10

1 tablespoon graham cracker crumbs
1 cup low fat cottage cheese
16 ounces nufchatel cheese
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons skim milk
1/4 cup almond extract

Cooking Directions:

NOTE: Neufchatel Cheese should be LIGHT Philly brand Neufchatel Cheese
and it should be softened.

Lightly grease bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Sprinkle with crumbs.
Dust bottom; remove excess crumbs. Put cottage cheese in blender
container Cover; process on high speed until smooth. In large mixing bowl
of electric mixer, combine cottage cheese, neufchatel cheese, sugar and
flour. Mix at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time,
mixing well after each addition. Blend in milk and extract; pour into
pan. Bake at 325 degrees F., 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost
set. (Center of cheesecake appears to be soft, but firms upon cooling.)
Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill. Top
with fresh slices of strawberries or blueberries, if desired. VARIATION:
Prepare pan as directed; omit blender method. Place cottage cheese in
large bowl of electric mixer; beat cottage cheese at high speed until
smooth. Add neufchatel cheese, sugar, and flour, mixing at medium speed
until well blended. Continue as directed.

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