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Cheesecake ( Ricotta with Ginger ) Recipe


1 c Grape Nuts cereal
2 tb Oil or melted butter
1 tb Apple juice

3/4 c Apple juice
2 tb Agar flakes
1 c Low-fat ricotta cheese
2/3 c Plain nonfat yogurt
1 pn Ground ginger
1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
1/2 c Sliced strawberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Oil bottom and sides of a 9" springform

Place Grape Nuts in a blender and process until finely ground. Place
crumbs in a small mixing bowl.

Blend oil and one tablespoon apple juice into crumbs to moisten.
Moisten fingers with water and pat crumb mixture into bottom of pan.
Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Bring apple juice to a boil and whisk in agar. Reduce heat and simmer
until agar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set
aside to cool for one minute. (If let sit too long, will solidfy.)

Combine agar mixture, cheese, yogurt and ginger in a food processor
and blend until very smooth.

Pour into crust, sprinkle with nutmeg and chill for 2 hours or

Serve cheesecake garnished with sliced strawberries.

Per serving: 149 cal, 3 g prot, 165 mg sod, 23 g carb, 4 g fat, 6 mg
chol, 116 mg calcium