Creamy orange cheesecake

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Graham Cracker Crumbs (about 8 oz)
3 tablespoons Unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa
3 tablespoons Sugar
4 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
24 ounces Cottage cheese, nonfat (2 1/2 Cups)
8 ounces Cream Cheese, reduced-fat
4 ounces Cream Cheese, nonfat (1/2 c)
12 ounces Sour Cream, nonfat (1 1/2c)
1½ cup Sugar
½ cup Orange juice concentrate, thawed
⅓ cup Nonfat dry milk powder
2 larges Eggs
3 larges Egg Whites
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon Salt
\N \N Orange slices

1. Preheat the oven to 300ø . Coat a 9" springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl stir together the crumbs, cocoa and sugar. Stir in the oil thoroughly. Reserve 1 T of the crust mixture for garnish, if desired. Press the crust onto the bottom and 2" up the sides of the springform. Set aside. 2. Puree the cottage cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream in a food processor until very smooth.

Transfer the cheese mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar, orange juice concentrate, milk powder, eggs, egg whites, vanilla and salt and combine thoroughly. Pour the filling into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. When it is done, the cake will be puffed and the center will be slightly jiggly. DO NOT OVERBAKE!!! 3.

Set the cake on a rack to cool for 1 hour. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. To remove the cheesecake from the pan, first run a thin knife around the edge. Loosen clasp and lift away sides. Use a sharp, wet knife to cut the cake. Wipe the knife clean and then wet it again before cutting each slice, if necessary.

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