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Title: PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE
Categories: Vegetables, Cheesecakes, Desserts, Holiday
Yield: 18 servings
1/3 c Reduced-calorie margarine,
-at room temerature
2 c Graham-cracker crumbs
-about 15 double crackers)
1 Container (24 ounzes) nonfat
-cottage cheese (3 cups)
1 Tub (12 ounces) light
1 1/4 c Packed light-brown sugar
2 lg Eggs Whites from
1 cn (16 ounces) solid-pack
2 tb Cornstarch
2 ts Pumpkin-pie spice
1 ts Vanilla extract
Timing Tip: You can make the cheesecake and caramelize the pecans up
to 4 days ahead.
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message For garnish: Carmelized Pecan Halves (recipe follows), pastry
minipumpkin garnish (see Note)
1. Lightly grease bottom and sides of 9x3-inch sprinform pan. 2.
Crust: Mix margarine and cracker crumbs in a bowl until evenly
moistened. Press over bottom and 2 inches up sides of prepared pan.
3. Filling: Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Process cottage cheese and cream cheese product in a food processor or blender about 2 minutes,
scraping down sides 2 or 3 times, until thick and smooth. Add brown
sugar, Process until sugar disolves. Add eggs and egg whites and process just until blended. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in
pumpkin, cornstarch, spice and vanilla until well blended and smooth.
1 hour and 20 minutes or until top of cake
looks set (center may jingle and top crack). Shut off oven. Cool
completely on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate in pan at least 6
6. To serve: Run knife around cake. Remove pan
sides. Place cake on serving plate. Garnish with pecans.
18 servings. Per serving:
9 g pro,
31 g car,
44 mg chol,
374 mg sodium.
NOTE: To make pastry minipumpkin garnish, shape purchased refrigerated
pie-crust mix into minipumpkins. Use cloves for stems. Bake in 350
degree F. oven until golden brown.
20 pecan halves
1 inch apart on a
foil-lines cookie sheet. Cook 1/2 cup sugar in a small saucepan over
medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and dark amber in
color. Slowly pour over pecans. Let cool until hard. Break apart.
Recipe From: Woman's Day magazine 11/26/91