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1 cup soft wholewheat bread crumbs
1/4 cup natural bran
1/4 cup brown sugar substitute (Sugar Twin)
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 pkg. unflavored gelatin
1/3 cup water
2 cups 2% cottage cheese
1/3 cup orange juice
1 tsp. orange rind
1 sm. banana
2 tbsp. white sugar substitute (SugarTwin)
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 sm. orange
8 strawberries or grapes
Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl. With fingers, rub in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press onto bottom of 7 or 8-inch springform pan.
In small saucepan sprinkle gelatin over water and let stand about 5 minutes to soften. Place over low heat, stirring until gelatin dissolves. Let cool to room temperature. In food processor or blender combine cottage cheese, orange juice and rind, banana, sweetener, lemon juice and dissolved gelatin. Puree until smooth. (You may also mash cottage cheese, banana with sweetener, juices and gelatin, or press through sieve.) Pour over prepared crust. Cover and chill 2-4 hours or until set. At serving time, remove side from pan. With wide metal lifter slip cheesecake off bottom of pan onto serving plate or leave on base of springform pan. Peel orange, removing pith & thin membrane. Remove sections. Slice strawberries or grapes. Arrange on top of cheesecake along with orange slices.
One slice: 12 grams carbohydrate; 10 grams protein; 4 grams fat; 124 calories.
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