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                        Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake
 
 Recipe By     : Key Gourmet CD Rom
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/4  cups          graham cracker crumbs
    6      tablespoons   sugar
      1/4  cup           butter -- melted
    2      envelopes     unflavored gelatin
    3      tablespoons   water
    1 1/2  cups          cottage cheese
                         Grated rind & juice of 1 lemon
    2                    eggs -- separated
    1 1/4  cups          half & half
    1      quart         strawberries
 
  Combine the cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons of the sugar and the melted butter; 
 mix well.  Press the crumb mixture firmly and evenly onto the bottom of an 8 in
 ch springform pan.  Chill until firm.
 
  Stir the gelatin into the water in a small metal bowl.  Set in hot water until
  the gelatin dissolves.  Combine the cheese, lemon rind and juice, egg yolks, h
 alf & half, gelatin and the remaining 4 tablespoons sugar in the blender. Whirl
  until smooth.  Transfer to a bowl.
 
  Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the cheese mixture.  Pour into t
 he springform pan and refrigerate until chilled and set.  Remove the cheesecake
  from the pan and arrange the strawberries on top.  Decorate with whipped cream
  if desired .  8 servings.
 
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