Strawberry Cheesecake 1

Course : Desserts
Serves: 8
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2 tablespoons margarine
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
8 ounces low-fat cottage cheese
1/3 cup evaporated skim milk *
1 1/2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin -- (1 1/2 pk)
2 tablespoons sugar -- divided
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon orange -- rind grated
2 Large egg -- whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons water
1 cup strawberries -- crushed

Preparation / Directions:

(ER note) Crush fresh strawberries, or thaw frozen unsweetened. For 1/3 cup evaporated milk, you can place a scant 2 tb. powdered skim milk in a measuring cup and fill with liquid milk up to 1/3 mark. Preheat oven to 400 F. Melt margarine in 9 inch pan. Add crumbs, mix. Press mixture over bottom of pan. Bake 5 to 7 minutes. Cool. Sieve cottage cheese or puree in blender. Add milk and stir until smooth. Chill. In saucepan, mix 1 1/2 tb gelatin and 1 tb sugar. Add juice and rind. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat. Let stand at room temperature. In medium bowl beat egg whites with salt until stiff. Fold in gelatin and cottage cheese. Pour over crumbs. Refrigerate until set before adding glaze. GLAZE Mix remaining gelatin (1/2 Tb) with water and 1 tb sugar. Heat until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in strawberries. Pour mixture over cheesecake and spread with spatula. Refrigerate until firm.

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