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    Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

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    List of Ingredients


    6 Chocolate wafers, finely
    1 1/2 c Light cream cheese
    1 c Sugar
    1 c 1% low-fat cottage cheese
    1/4 c Plus 2 tbs unsweetened cocoa
    1/4 c All-purpose flour
    1 t Vanilla extract
    1/4 ts Salt
    2 ts Almond flavoring
    1 Egg
    2 tb Semisweet chocolate mini-
    Chocolate leaves (optional)

    Sprinkle chocolate wafer crumbs in the bottom of a 7
    inch springform pan. Set pan aside. Position knife
    blade in food processor bowl; add cream cheese and
    next 7 ingredients, processing until smooth. Add egg
    and process just until blended. Fold in chocolate
    morsels. Slowly pour mixture over crumbs in pan. Bake
    at 300 degrees F. for 65 to 70 minutes or until cheese
    cake is set. Let cool in pan on wire rack. Cover and
    chill at least 8 hours. Remove sides of pan, transfer
    cheese cake to a serving platter. Garnish with
    chocolate leaves, if desired. CHOCOLATE LEAVES: Melt
    chocolate in doubles boiler or microwave. Using a
    non-poisonous leaf, brush on melted chocolate; place
    in freezer for 2-3 hours. once hardened, peal leaf
    from the chocolate to garnish.





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