Cheesecake Recipes

Orange Cheesecake And Strawberries
Serving Size: 12

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1 cup finely crushed vanilla wafer
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon egg white
vegetable-oil cooking spray
16 ounce low-fat cottage cheese
8 ounce neufchatel cheese -- room temp*
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoon orange juice
1 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 lg navel orange -- sectioned
membranes removed
1 pint ripe strawberries -- slice thin

Cooking Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine the vanilla wafer and cinnamon in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white until foamy, blend it into the
crumbs with a fork. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with a vegetable-oil
cooking spray. press the crumbs in an even layer in the bottom of the
prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool. reduce the oven temperature to 300 F.
In the bowl of a food processor, combine the cottage cheese, cream cheese,
sugar, flour, orange juice, orange zest and vanilla extract until very
smooth. Spoon into the prepared crust and smooth the top with a rubber
spatula. Bake until set in the center, about 35-40 minutes. Cool in the
pan. Refrigerate until cold. Loosen the sides of the cake with a small
rubber spatula and remove the pan rim. Combine the orange sections and
strawberries. Cut the cheesecake into thin wedges and spoon some fruit on
each serving. Makes 12 servings with 137 calories per serving.

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