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Italian Cheesecake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cups finely chopped blanched almonds
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. soy margarine or butter
  • 1-1/2 cups Mori-Nu Silken Extra Firm Tofu
  • 8 oz. soy cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup soy sour cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • fresh fruit for topping (optional)
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 inch springform pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cracker crumbs, almonds, sugar and margarine. Mix with fork until blended.
  3. Sprinkle mixture over bottom of pan and press evenly over bottom and partially up sides.
  4. In a food processor, combine tofu, cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, sugar and lemon peel.
  5. Process until just blended.
  6. Pour filling into prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake 20 to 25 minutes more, until cake is almost set in center.
  8. Turn off oven. Leave cake in oven, with door open, 20 minutes.
  9. Let cool completely on wire rack. Cover cake and chill until set, at least 8 hours or overnight.
  10. Serve with fresh fruit topping if desired.

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