Why I Love This Recipe
Ingredients You'll Need
1/3 c Margarine, melted
2 c Graham-Cracker Crumbs
24 oz. Nonfat Cottage Cheese
12 oz. Light Cream Cheese
1 1/4 c Light Brown Sugar, packed
2 Egg Whites
1 Pumpkin, solid pack (16 oz. can)
2 T Cornstarch
2 t Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 t Vanilla
Lightly grease bottom and sides of 9x3-inch springform pan.
Mix margarine and cracker crumbs in a bowl until evenly moistened. Press over bottom and 2 inches up sides of prepared pan.
Heat oven to 325 degrees.
Process cottage cheese and cream cheese product in a food processor or a blender about 2 minutes, scraping down sides 2 to 3 times, until thick and smooth.
Add brown sugar, process until sugar dissolves.
Add eggs and egg whites and process just until blended.
Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in pumpkin, cornstarch, spice and vanilla until well blended and smooth.
Pour into crust.
Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes or until top of cake looks set.
Shut oven off. Cool completely on wire rack.
Cover and refrigerate in pan at least 6 hours or up to 4 days.