2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, softened
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2 cups sliced strawberries, divided
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 325°F if using a silver 9-inch springform pan (or to 300°F if using a dark nonstick 9-inch springform pan). Mix crumbs, 2 Tbsp. of the sugar and butter until well blended; press firmly onto bottom of pan. Set aside.
Place cottage cheese and 1/2 cup of the egg product in blender or food processor container; cover. Blend well; set aside. Beat Neufchatel, 3/4 cup of the remaining sugar, remaining 1-1/2 cups egg product and extract in large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until well blended. Add cottage cheese mixture; mix well. Pour over crust.
Bake 1 hour 20 minutes or until cheesecake is puffed and center is almost set. Cool on rack 15 minutes. Carefully run metal spatula or knife around edge of cheesecake to loosen; remove side of pan. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
Place 1 cup of the strawberries and remaining 2 Tbsp. sugar in blender container; cover. Blend until pureed. Arrange remaining sliced strawberries on top of cheesecake; drizzle with strawberry puree. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.
An occasional dessert can be part of a balanced diet, but remember to keep tabs on portions.
How to Soften Neufchatel Cheese
Place completely unwrapped packages of Neufchatel on microwavable plate. Microwave on HIGH 15 to 20 seconds or until slightly softened.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 19g
Dietary Fibers 0.5213g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.