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Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

Makes: 12 to 16 servings
Prep 25 mins Bake 375°F 35 mins to 40 mins Cool 2 hrs Chill 4 hrs
Cranberry Orange Cheesecake
Ingredients
  • 2/3  cup  crushed chocolate wafer cookies (12 to 13 cookies)
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  finely shredded orange peel, divided
  • 2  tablespoons  butter, melted
  • 3 8  ounce package  reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
  • 3/4  cup  sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 3  eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3  cup  snipped dried cranberries
  • 1/4  cup  low-calorie cranberry juice or fat-free milk
  • 1/2  cup  fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. For crust, in bowl combine crushed cookies and 1 teaspoon of the orange peel. Stir in butter. Press crust in bottom of 9-inch springform pan; set aside.

2. In mixing bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, and flour with electric mixer on medium speed for 5 minutes. Mix in eggs and remaining 1/2 tsp. orange peel until combined. Fold in dried cranberries and juice. Pour into crust-lined pan. Sprinkle with fresh cranberries.

3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a 2-1/2-inch area around edges appears set when gently shaken. Cool on wire rack 15 minutes. Using a small sharp knife, loosen edges from sides of pan. Cool for 30 minutes. Remove sides of pan. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (Cranberry Orange Cheesecake)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 275,
  • Fat, total (g) 17,
  • chol. (mg) 101,
  • sat. fat (g) 10,
  • carb. (g) 23,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 5,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 18,
  • pro. (g) 8,
  • vit. A (IU) 729,
  • vit. C (mg) 2,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 20,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 293,
  • Potassium (mg) 104,
  • calcium (mg) 50,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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