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Ricotta Cheesecake with Fresh Fruit recipe

Because this cheesecake is lower in fat,the top may crack during baking. But don’t worry about servingit to guests — spooning the fruit on top will hide any cracks.

Recipe: Ricotta Cheesecakewith Fresh Fruit

3/4 cup crushed graham crackers
2 tablespoons margarine, melted
1 (8-ounce) package light cream cheese, softened
1 (15-ounce) container fat-free or light ricotta cheese
1 (8-ounce) carton plain fat-free yogurt
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
6 or 7 large egg whites or 3/4 cup (6-ounces) refrigeratedor frozen egg product, thawed
2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1/4 cup blueberries

  • For crust, in a small mixing bowl combinethe crushed graham crackers and melted margarine. Press the mixtureonto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake in a 325°F(160°F) oven for 5 minutes. Cool the crust.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the creamcheese and ricotta cheese. Beat with an electric mixer on mediumspeed until smooth. Add the yogurt, sugar, flour, lemon juice,and vanilla. Beat on low speed until combined. Add the egg whitesor egg product. Beat on low speed just until combined. Pour intothe crust. Place the springform pan on a shallow baking pan inthe oven.
  • Bake in a 325°F (160°F) oven for55 to 65 minutes or until center appears nearly set when gentlyshaken. Cool for 15 minutes. Loosen crust from the sides of thepan. Cool for 30 minutes more; remove the sides of the pan. Coolcompletely. Cover and chill cheesecake for 4 to 24 hours.
  • Before serving, top cheesecake with kiwifruit,strawberries, and blueberries.

    Makes 12 servings.

    Nutritional facts per serving (1/12 ofrecipe): calories: 214, total fat: 7g, saturated fat:3g, cholesterol: 19mg, sodium: 188mg, carbohydrate: 29g, fiber:1g, protein: 10g, vitamin A: 16%, vitamin C: 29%, calcium: 15%,iron: 3%

    Recipe provided by Better Homes and Gardens- a member of the Home and Family Network for the bestof cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 MeredithCorporation. All rights Reserved.

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