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Tofu Cheesecake

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Ingredients
  Graham 16 , made
  Graham cracker squares 16 , made into crumbs (2 1/2 Inch Squares)
  Unsweetened cocoa 1 1⁄3 Tablespoon (1 Tablespoon Plus 1 Teaspoon)
  Reduced calorie tub margarine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), reduced
  Firm tofu 3⁄4 Pound
  Firm tofu 3⁄4 Pound, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  Part skim ricotta cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Granulated sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Orange juice 2 Tablespoon
  Unsweetened orange juice 2 Tablespoon
  Grated orange peel 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Orange peel 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon, grated
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Chocolate chips 1 1⁄2 Ounce
  Mini chocolate chips 1 1⁄2 Ounce
Directions

GETTING READY
1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2.For preparing the crust - take a medium mixing bowl and add in cracker crumbs, cocoa and mix.
3.Using a pastry blender or 2 knives placed in manner to resemble a scissor, cut in the margarine so that the mixture resembels coarse crumbs.
4.Use the back of the spoon to press this crumb mixture as a layer at the bottom and sides of the 9 inch pie plate.
5.Bake for 10 minutes until crust becomes crisp. Let cool on wire rack.

MAKING
6.To make the filling, take the blender jar and blend the rest of the ingredients together excepting the chocolate chips.
9. Blend at high speed to form a puree and scrape the sides down in required.
10.Add in the chocolate chips and stir.
11. Transfer this tofu mixture into the cooled pie crust.
12. Bake for 40 minutes. The pie is ready when an inserted knife comes out clean.
13. Let cool on wire rack.

SERVING
14. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator and serve chilled.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Tofu
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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