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Light Orange Cheesecake

Ingredients
  Orange juice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), divided
  Unflavored gelatin 2 Tablespoon (2 Envelopes)
  Low fat cottage cheese 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), divided
  Eggs 2 , separated
  Orange rind 1 Teaspoon, freshly grated
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon (Optional)
  Graham cracker crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

In a small bowl place 1/2 cup orange juice.
Sprinkle gelatin on top.
Let stand until softened.
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat bring remaining 1 cup orange juice to a boil.
Add to gelatin mixture; stir until gelatin dissolves.
Into a blender or a food processor fitted with metal blade pour orange juice mixture.
Add cottage cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, egg yolks, orange rind, vanilla and salt.
Process until smooth.
Into a large bowl pour the cottage cheese mixture.
Chill until mixture mounds slightly when dropped from a spoon.
In a mixer bowl beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
Add remaining 1/4 cup sugar gradually, beating constantly until stiff peaks form.
Into the orange mixture fold the egg whites gently.
Over the bottom of an 8-inch springform cake pan sprinkle crumbs.
Spoon orange mixture carefully over crumbs.
Chill until firm.
Onto a serving plate place cheesecake.
Remove side of pan.
Serve with fresh berries.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Blending
Ingredient: 
Orange
Interest: 
Healthy

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