Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake policy

You can substitute an 8-inch pan for this cheesecake recipe, if desired. The larger the cheesecake wil require only 45 to 50 minutes baking time. Note: the original recipe has 47 grams of fat. This recipe is considerably less. Enjoy!

6 chocolate wafers, finely crushed
1 ½ cups light process cream cheese product
1 cup sugar
1 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese
¼ cup plus 2 TSBP unsweetened cocoa
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup amaretto
1 tsp salt
1 egg
2 TBSP semi-sweet chocolate mini-morsels
Chocolate curls (optional)*

Sprinkle chocolate wafer crumbs in bottom of a 7-inch springform pan. Set 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 for 65 to 70 minutes or until cheesecake is set. Let cool in pan on wire rack. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Remove sides of pan, and transfer cheesecake to a serving platter. Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired. Yield: 12 servings (about 200 calories per serving).

PROTEIN 6.7/ FAT 7.9/ CARBS 26.1

CHOCOLATE-MINT CHEESECAKE: Substitute ¼ cup crème de menthe for amaretto. Yield: 12 servings (about 197 calories per serving).

*To make chocolate curls, melt 3 squares semi-sweet chocolate. Pour melted chocolate onto wax paper and spread to a 3-inch-wide strip. Let stand until cool but not firm. Pull a vegetable peeler across the chocolate, and transfer curls to a plate. Store chocolate curls in the freezer.

Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake

Courtesy Light and Easy Cooking Collection
Oxmoor House, Inc.