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Sugar Substitute Cheesecake with Cottage Cheese
This is a no cook cheesecake desert for diabetics or for those watching their sugar intake, yet still would like dessert.
1 1/2 Tablespoon melted margarine
6 Plain graham wafers (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches each)
1 Tablespoon granulated gelatin
1/3 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoon water
2 cups (16 oz) cream-style cottage cheese 4% fat
1/2 Tablespoon lemon extract
4 large strawberries
1. Spray and coat an 8" x 8" x 2" cake pan with vegetable pan-coating; set aside.
2. Use a rolling pin or glass to make fine crumbs, with graham crackers (1/2 cup) and mix thoroughly with the melted margarine; set aside.
3. Soak gelatin in cold water. Combine boiling water and lemon rind; add to gelatin; add lemon juice and sweetener, stirring until completely dissolved. Chill until it is the consistency of unbeaten egg whites.
4. Put 2 tablespoons water, cottage cheese, and lemon extract into a blender or food processor and cover; turn to high speed for 10-15 seconds. Add partially set gelatin mixture; turn to high speed 15 seconds or until well blended. Pour into prepared pan.
5. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs evenly over top. Wash, hull, and dry strawberries, then slice in halves lengthwise. Arrange on top of cake so that, when cut into eight servings (4 by 2 inches), each will have a strawberry garnish in center.
Chill several hours, until set.
Note: Can substitute a lower fat cottage cheese. But won't be as creamy.
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