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Rating: 3.88 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a light, creamy, no-bake dessert made with cottage cheese instead of cream cheese, so it is lower in calories than most cheesecakes.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Force cottage cheese through a sieve, or pulse until creamy in a food processor or blender; set aside

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine egg yolks, milk, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened; remove from heat. In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Stir into the custard mixture. Stir in creamed cottage cheese and lemon juice.

  • In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold whites into cheese mixture. Pour filling into graham cracker crust. Chill for several hours in the refrigerator before serving.

Nutrition Facts

193 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 23.4g; fat 7.7g; cholesterol 41mg; sodium 284.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2006
My Mom use to make this recipe and now that she has passed on I am the one that makes it for the holidays. It always gets rave reviews! Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2006
My Mom use to make this recipe and now that she has passed on I am the one that makes it for the holidays. It always gets rave reviews! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2013
My husband & I love this healthier cheesecake & I've made it a few times...will be making another one soon! Sheryl G. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2014
I loved it. It was so very lite and pleasing and never felt like you ate a large piece. This is so good. Thanks. It's on our favorite list. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2014
I will definitely make it again. It is very light and tastes great with strawberry or blueberry pie filling dolloped on top when you are ready to serve it. For some reason I had difficulty getting the custard mixture to thicken even after boiling for several minutes but added a tablespoon of all-purpose flour and then continued to boil for a minute. This would make a very nice light tasting dessert for the summer also. I think I would like to try it with flavored gelatin the next time. Read More