Sun-Dried Tomato Cheesecake

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24 servings (serving size: 1 wedge and 3 melba toast rounds)


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5 (1-ounce) slices whole wheat bread
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon extravirgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/4 cups sun-dried tomato halves, packed without oil (about 3 ounces)
1 1/4 cups 1% low-fat cottage cheese
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 (8-ounce) blocks 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
2 (8-ounce) blocks fat-free cream cheese
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup drained canned artichoke hearts, chopped
72 Melba toast rounds (about 12.5 ounces)


Preheat oven to 350°.

Line bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment.

To prepare crust, place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse breadcrumbs measure 2 cups. Combine breadcrumbs, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt, rind, and pepper in a medium bowl. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add oil and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add butter mixture to breadcrumbs; stir with a fork. Press breadcrumb mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Set aside.

To prepare filling, cover sun-dried tomatoes with boiling water in a bowl; let stand 30 minutes or until soft. Drain and finely chop.

Place cottage cheese in a food processor; process until smooth. Add lemon juice and next 5 ingredients (through egg whites); process until smooth. Add tomatoes, basil, and artichoke; process until well blended. Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until almost set; let cool to room temperature. Cover and chill; cut into 24 wedges. Serve at room temperature with Melba toast rounds.

Created date

August 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 164
Caloriesfromfat 34 %
Fat 6.2 g
Satfat 3.5 g
Monofat 1.9 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 9.3 g
Carbohydrate 18.1 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 410 mg
Calcium 82 mg