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Sun-Dried Tomato Cheesecake

Sun-Dried Tomato Cheesecake

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2004

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

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 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
  • Filling:
  • 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)

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 164
  • Calories from fat: 34%
  • Fat: 6.2g
  • Saturated fat: 3.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 9.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 18.1g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 410mg
  • Calcium: 82mg
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