Subject:  Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake
From:  Diana Sandberg
To:  Food & Recipes

 6 chocolate wafers, finely crushed 
 1 1/2 c "light" (i.e., low-cal) cream cheese 
 1 c sugar 
 1 c low-fat cottage cheese 
 1/4 c + 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
 1/4 c white flour
 1/4 c amaretto
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 1/4 tsp salt
 1 egg
 2 Tbsp semisweet chocolate mini-chips
 Chocolate curls (optional)

Sprinkle chocolate wafer crumbs in bottom of an 8" springform pan.  Set aside. 
 Combine cream cheese, sugar, cottage cheese, cocoa, flour, amarettto,vanilla and salt in
food processor and process until smooth.  Add egg and process just  until blended.  Fold
in chocolate morsels.

Slowly pour mixture over crumbs in pan.  Bake at 300F for 45-50 minutes or until
cheesecake is set.  Let cool in pan on wire rack.  Cover and chill at least 8 hours. 
Remove sides of pan and transfer cheesecake to a serving platter.  Garnish with
chocolate curls, if desired.  

Yield: 12 servings (about 200 calories/serving).
For Chocolate Mint Cheesecake: Substitute 1/4 c creme de menthe for amaretto.

To make chocolate curls:  Melt 3 squares semisweet chocolate.  Pour the  melted
chocolate onto wax paper and spread to a 3"wide strip.  Let stand until cool but not firm. 
Pull a vegetable peeler across the chocolate and transfer  curls to a plate.  Store chocolate
curls in the freezer.

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