Orange Cheesecake Recipe
Diabetic Friendly Recipe
A citrusy orange cheesecake with a wholesome crust filled with tangy orange filling sweetened with sugar substitute.
1 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
1/4 cup bran (natural)
1/4 cup brown sugar substitute
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin (1 package)
1/3 cup water
2 cups 2 percent cottage cheese
1/3 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon orange rind
1 small banana
2 tablespoons white sugar substitute
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 small orange
8 strawberries or grapes
Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl. With fingers, rub in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press onto bottom of an 8-inch springform pan.
In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water and let stand about 5 minutes to soften. Place over low heat, stirring until gelatin dissolves. Let cool to room temperature.
In food processor or blender, combine cottage cheese, orange juice and rind, banana, sweetener, lemon juice and dissolved gelatin. Puree until smooth (mash cottage cheese, banana with sweetener, juices and gelatin or press through sieve). Pour over prepared crust. Cover and chill 2-4 hours or until set.
At serving time, remove side from pan. With wide metal lifter, slip cheesecake off bottom of pan onto serving plate or leave on base of springform pan. Peel orange, removing pith and thin membrane. Remove sections. Slice strawberries or grapes. Arrange on top of cheesecake along with orange slices.
Recipe makes 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 slice
Calories: 124; Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Carbohydrates: 12g; Protein: 10g
Exchanges Per Serving: 1 Fruit and Vegetable, 1 Protein