1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup melted butter
2 cups 1 % low-fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 to 1 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you want the cheesecake to be)
2 packages (8 oz. each) light cream cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 egg whites
1 large egg
1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh strawberries
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 C).
Combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter; press into a 9-inch springform pan.
In a blender, combine the cottage cheese, flour, sugar, cream cheese, vanilla, egg whites and whole egg and strawberries. Blend to an even texture. Pour into prepared springform pan.
Bake at 450 degrees F (230 C) for 15 minutes; lower oven temperature to 250 degrees F (120 C) and bake for another 45 minutes. Cool and refrigerate overnight. Remove from springform. If desired, decorate with fresh strawberries and dollops of whipped topping.
Makes 12 servings.
Source: Ruth Goldman
Submitted By: Ruth Goldman
Date: April 30, 2004