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Cheesecake ( Citrus Banana ) Recipe


1 c Soft whole wheat bread
Pn Cardamom
1/4 c Artificial Brown Sugar
2 tb Margarine

1 Envelope Unflavored Gelatin
2 tb Artificial Sugar
2/3 c Unsweetened Grapefruit Juice
2 c Cottage Cheese
1 sm Banana
1 ts Vanilla
1 sm Pink Grapefruit
4 Fresh Strawberries (Opt)

1 Crust: in a bowl combine bread crumbs, sweetener and cardamom. With
fingers,rub in margarine. Press onto bottom of 8 inch springform pan.

2 Filling: In a small dish or measure, sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 Cup
of the grapefruit juice and let stand for 5 minutes to soften. Place
dish of gelatin in pan of hot water and stir until gelatin dissolves
completely. Cool to room temperature.

3 In food processor or blender, combine cottage cheese, banana,
remaining juice. Puree until smooth.

4 Stir in dissolved gelatin and vanilla. Pour into crust.

5 Cover and chill in refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours or until set.

6 Remove sides from Pan and with wide metal lifter, slip cheesecake
off bottom of pan onto serving plate, or leave on base of springform

7 Peel grapefruit, removing all white pith. Separate segments and
arrange on top of cheesecake. Slice strawberries and add to garnish
if desired.

Each serving is 1/8 of cheesecake.