The nutty flavor of Amaretto pairs well with creamy chocolate. Savor these flavors in a delicious dessert.
6 chocolate wafers (about 1 1/2 ounces)
1 cup sugar
1 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup (4 ounces) block-style fat-free cream cheese
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup amaretto (almond-flavored liqueur)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
1 large egg
2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate minichips
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 300°.
Place wafers in a food processor, and pulse until coarsely ground. Sprinkle crumbs into bottom of an 8-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.
Place sugar and next 8 ingredients (sugar through cream cheese) in a food processor, and process until smooth. Add egg, and process until blended. Pour the cheese mixture into prepared pan, and sprinkle with minichips. Bake at 300° for 55 minutes or until the cheesecake center barely moves when pan is touched. Remove cheesecake from oven, and run a knife around outside edge. Cool to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.
Made this tonight for a dinner party and everyone enjoyed it. My five-year-old even tried to sneak seconds off the plate. I don't have an 8" springform pan, so I used a 9" instead and reduced the cooking time by about five minutes. I also bought semisweet baking chocolate instead of mini chips, and just chopped a one-ounce block into tiny pieces to sprinkle on top of the cheesecake. I would definitely make this again for a special occasion. Very easy - just make sure you allow plenty of time for it to chill.
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