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Lime Delicious Cheesecake

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Servings: 10
Categories: Cheesecakes / Desserts

1 1/4  cups  Zwieback Toast Crumbs
1/3  cup  Margarine, Melted
1/4  cup  Cold Water
3  each  Large Eggs, Separated
1 1/2  teaspoons  Lime peel, Grated
2  cups  Whipped topping, Thawed
2  tablespoons  Sugar
1  envelope  Unflavored Gelatin
1/4  cup  Lime Juice
1/2  cup  Sugar
16  ounces  Neufchatel cheese, Softened

Combine crumbs, sugar and margarine; press onto bottom of 9-inch spring- form 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 c 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.

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