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Light orange Cheesecake

  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)

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

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1616 Calories from Fat 247

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g42.8%

Saturated Fat 9.8 g49.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 490.8 mg163.6%

Sodium 2712.6 mg113%

Total Carbohydrates 220 g73.4%

Dietary Fiber 1.3 g5.1%

Sugars 208.7 g

Protein 121 g242.9%

Vitamin A 35.1% Vitamin C 321.3%

Calcium 73.8% Iron 22.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Light Orange Cheesecake Recipe