Lime Delicious Cheesecake
1-1/4 cup zwieback toast crumbs
2 tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup margarine, melted
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup lime juice
3 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
16 ounce light neufchatel cheese - soft
2 cups thawed whipped topping
Combine crumbs, sugar and margarine; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees F, 10 minutes. Cool.
Soften gelatin in water, stir over low heat until dissolved. Add juice, egg yolks, 1/4 cup sugar and peel; cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat 5 minutes. Cool. Gradually add gelatin mixture to the softened Light Neufchatel cheese, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer, until well blended. Stir in a few drops of green food coloring, if desired. Beat egg whites until foamy; gradually add remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form Fold egg whites and whipped topping into neufchatel cheese mixture, pour over
crust. Chill until firm. Garnish with additional lime peel, if desired.