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Cheesecake

with Cookie Crust

Cheesecake

Cheesecake - Delicious fruity cheesecake

298
calories
Calories
30 min.
Preparation
3 h. 30 min.
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easy
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 8 pieces
5 ounces Whole-wheat butter cookies
4 ounces Cultured butter
6 sheets Gelatin
1 Lemon
1 pound Cream cheese (0.2% fat)
14 ounces Yogurt (low-fat)
½ cup Orange juice (or 1 large orange)
2 ounces Sugar
1 handful fresh Fruit (to taste)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Springform pan (20 cm diameter), 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Freezer bag, 1 Meat mallet (optional)

Preparation steps

Cheesecake preparation step 1
1

Place freezer bag with butter cookies. Seal bag and crumble contents by hand or with a meat mallet.

Cheesecake preparation step 2
2

Melt butter in a small pot, mix with cookie crumbs and press with your hands or a wooden spoon into bottom of a springform pan (20 cm in diameter) (approximately 8 inches in diameter) lined with parchment paper.

Cheesecake preparation step 3
3

Soak gelatin in a bowl of cold water until softened, about 5 minutes. Squeeze juice from lemon and measure 2 tablespoons juice.

Cheesecake preparation step 4
4

Beat cream cheese, yogurt and lemon juice until smooth with a hand mixer.

Cheesecake preparation step 5
5

Squeeze juice from orange. Heat orange juice and sugar in a small pot while stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Squeeze gelatin, add to pot and stir to dissolve. 

Cheesecake preparation step 6
6

Mix gelatin mixture into cream cheese mixture.

Cheesecake preparation step 7
7

Spread filling over crumb crust in pan and let cool for at least 3 hours before serving, garnished with fresh fruit as desired.

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