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Vanilla Cheesecake With Fresh Berries

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Ingredients
  Low fat vanilla yogurt 32 Ounce (4 Cups)
  Nonstick vegetable oil spray 1
  Chocolate wafer crumbs 3 Ounce (About 12 To 13 Cookies, 3/4 Cup)
  1% cottage cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs), squeezed in a kitchen towel to remove any excess liquid
  Low fat cream cheese 8 Ounce
  Low fat sour cream 4 Ounce
  Sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Egg 1 Large
  Egg whites 2 Large
  Vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Strawberries/1 pint blueberries/other berries 1 Pint (For Garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven moderately to 325 °F

MAKING
2) In a strainer lined with a wet paper towel put yogurt. Set it over a bowl.
3) With a plastic wrap cover the yogurt and let it drain.
4) Keep in refrigerator overnight.
5) Remove liquid accumulated in the bowl. Reserve the yogurt.
6) Spray the bottom and sides of a 9-inch spring form pan with nonstick vegetable oil spray.
7) Press crumbs evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Keep aside.
8) Using a food processor, puree the cottage cheese till completely smooth.
9) Add yogurt, cream cheese, and sour cream and process until smooth.
10) Add remaining ingredients except berries and process till combined.
11) Pour the batter into springform pan. Tap the pan gently on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
12) Bake in oven for 50 to 60 minutes till set but still soft in the center.
13) Turn off oven and leave cheesecake in it for 30 minutes.
14) Place pan on a rack and let it cool completely.
15) Chill the cheesecake for at least 2 hours or overnight.

SERVING
16) Garnish with fresh berries on top.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vanilla
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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