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                        CHOCOLATE ALMOND CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Low-Fat                          Cheesecakes
                 Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    6                    Chocolate wafers, finely
                         -crushed
    1 1/2   c            Light cream cheese
    1       c            Sugar
    1       c            1% low-fat cottage cheese
      1/4   c            Plus 2 tbs unsweetened cocoa
      1/4   c            All-purpose flour
    1       t            Vanilla extract
      1/4   ts           Salt
    2       ts           Almond flavoring
    1                    Egg
    2       tb           Semisweet chocolate mini-
                         -morsels
                         Chocolate leaves (optional)
 
   Sprinkle chocolate wafer crumbs in the bottom of a 7
   inch springform pan. Set pan aside.  Position knife
   blade in food processor bowl; add cream cheese and
   next 7 ingredients, processing until smooth.  Add egg
   and process just until blended.  Fold in chocolate
   morsels. Slowly pour mixture over crumbs in pan.  Bake
   at 300 degrees F. for 65 to 70 minutes or until cheese
   cake is set.  Let cool in pan on wire rack. Cover and
   chill at least 8 hours.  Remove sides of pan, transfer
   cheese cake to a serving platter. Garnish with
   chocolate leaves, if desired. CHOCOLATE LEAVES: Melt
   chocolate in doubles boiler or microwave. Using a
   non-poisonous leaf, brush on melted chocolate; place
   in freezer for 2-3 hours. once hardened, peal leaf
   from the chocolate to garnish.
  
 
 
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