*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         Low-Cal Ricotta Cheesecake
 
 Recipe By     : Nathalie Dupree, TVFN
 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:30
 Categories    : Dupree                           Dessert
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      package       graham crackers -- (5 1/2-ounce)
    3      tablespoons   butter
    2      tablespoons   packed dark brown sugar
    1 1/2  teaspoons     ground ginger
    2      15 ounce con  part-skim ricotta cheese
    3                    eggs
    1                    egg white
    1      cup           buttermilk
      1/2  cup           granulated sugar
    1      tablespoon    vanilla extract
    1                    orange peel -- grated, no white
    2      tablespoons   orange juice
 
 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9-inch springform pan or spray with
nonstick spray.
 
 To make the crust, place the graham crackers, butter, brown sugar, and ginger in
the bowl of a food processor and process until well combined. Press into the
bottom of the springform pan. Place the pan in the oven and bake 5 to 8 minutes.
Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. To make the filling, place the
ricotta, eggs, egg white, buttermilk, sugar, vanilla, orange peel, and juice in
the bowl of a food processor or electric mixer and process or mix until smooth.
Pour the mixture into the cooled crust, put on a baking sheet, place in the oven,
and place a pan of water in the bottom of the oven. Bake 45 to 60 minutes, or
until set.
 
 Yield: 8-10 servings
 
 
 
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