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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 25 mins Freeze 4 hrs
Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • 3/4  cup  finely crushed graham crackers
  • 2  tablespoons  margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 15  ounce carton  low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 8  ounce tub  fat-free cream cheese
  • 1  cup  canned pumpkin
  • 1/2  cup  skim milk
  • 1  envelope  unflavored gelatin
  • 2  teaspoons  finely shredded orange peel (set aside)
  • 1/2  cup  orange juice
  • 1/3  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/3  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla
  • 1  teaspoon  pumpkin pie spice
  •  Light whipped dessert topping (optional)
  •  Pumpkin pie spice (optional)

1. For crust, in a medium mixing bowl stir together the crushed graham crackers and melted margarine or butter until crackers are moistened. Press mixture onto bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.

2. For filling, in a food processor bowl or blender container combine half of the ricotta cheese, half of the cream cheese, half of the pumpkin, and half of the milk. Cover and process or blend until smooth. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Repeat remaining ricotta, cream cheese, pumpkin, and milk.

3. In a small saucepan sprinkle the gelatin over orange juice; let stand 5 minutes. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Stir into pumpkin mixture. Stir in the orange peel, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and the pumpkin pie spice. Pour mixture into chilled crust. Cover; refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until firm.

4. To serve, loosen crust from sides of pan; remove sides of pan. Cut into wedges. If desired, garnish with whipped topping and sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice.

5. Makes 12 servings.


6. 1-1/2 Starch, 1 Lean Meat

Nutrition Facts (Pumpkin Cheesecake)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 142,
  • Fat, total (g) 2,
  • chol. (mg) 7,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 23,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 11,
  • sodium (mg) 214,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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