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Cheesecake ( Orange #1 ) 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