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Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Angela Hobbs
Added: Sunday, September 3, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Ginger Snap Crust:
15 ginger snaps
2 T. apricot or peach jam, melted
Pumpking Cheesecake Filling:
8 ozs. fat-free cream cheese, at room temperature
8 ozs. tub-style light cream cheese (not-fat free), at room temperature
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 c. nonfat cottage cheese
1 1/3 c. canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
1 T. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsps. cinnamon
1 tsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
6 egg whites

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 325. Lightly coat an 8- or 9-inch springform pan with nonstick vegetable spray. To make the crust: In a food processor or blender, grind the ginger snaps until crumbly. In a large bowl, combine the ginger snap crumbs and melted jam with a fork. Mix until blended and press into bottom of the prepared pan. To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat together the fat-free cream cheese and light cream cheese with an electric mixer on the lowest speed until blended. Beat in the sugar. In a food processor or blender, puree the cottage cheese until smooth and creamy. Add the pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, flour, allspice, and cloves. Blend until smooth. Add the pumpkin mixture to the cream cheese mixture and mix until blended. Add the egg whites and mix just until blended. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake 80 minutes, or until the cheesecake puffs and the center is almost set. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. The serve, run a knife around the sides to loosen the cake. Release the pan sides and cut into wedges.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a nice alternative to pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving or at Christmas. It is wonderful and lower in fat than most desserts.

 

 

 

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