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Cheesecake ( Orange - Diabetic ) Recipe


1 c Soft wholewheat bread crumbs
1/4 c Bran (natural)
1/4 c Brown sugar subs (SugarTwin)
1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
2 tb Butter or margarine

1 tb Unflavored gelatin (1 pkg)
1/3 c Water
2 c 2% cottage cheese
1/3 c Orange juice
1 ts Orange rind
1 sm Banana
2 tb White sugar subs. SugarTwin
1 ts Lemon juice
1 sm Orange
8 Strawberries or grapes

CRUST: Combine 1st 4 ingredients in a bowl. With
fingers, rub in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press
onto bottom of 7-8" springform pan.

FILLING: In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over
water & let stand about 5 minutes to soften. Place
over low heat, stirring until gelatin dissolves. Let
cool to room temperature. In food processor or
blender, combine cottage cheese, orange juice & rind,
banana, sweetener, lemon juice & dissolved gelatin.
Puree until smooth (mash cottage cheese, banana with
sweetener, juices & gelatin or press through sieve).
Pour over prepared crust. Cover & chill 2-4 hrs or
until set. At serving time, remove side from pan. With
wide metal lifter, slip cheesecake off bottom of pan
onto serving plate or leave on base of springform pan.
Peel orange, removing pith & thin membrane. Remove
sections. Slice strawberries or grapes. Arrange on top
of cheesecake along with orange slices.

Exchanges 1/8 cheesecake: 1 Fruits & Vegetables Choice
1 Protein Choice; 12 g carbohydrate; 10 g protein 4 g
fat; 124 calories