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Strawberry Tofu Cheesecake

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Ingredients:

For The Crust:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 c butter; melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

For The Filling:

  • 16 ounces silken tofu, cubed
  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups strawberries, pureed

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients for crust in a large bowl.
  2. Press into bottom of 10 inch spring form or cake pan and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Combine cream cheese and tofu in a large bowl. Beat in sugar and eggs.
  5. Add vanilla, lemon zest, spices and flour. Blend well.
  6. Add pureed strawberries and fold gently to combine.
  7. Bake for about 1 1/2 hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes our clean.
  8. Remove from oven and let stand 30 minutes.
  9. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours before serving.
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