Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake #2
chocolate wafer cookies,
Breakstone cream-style cottage cheese
butter or margarine,
or other orange liqu
Crust: Combine all ingredients and pat into bottom and sides of a 9-inch
springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes and cool.
Cheesecake: Sieve cottage cheese (or puree in blender until smooth). Pour
into large mixing bowl. Add cream cheese. Beat with high speed of electric mixer
until blended and creamy. Add sugar. On low speed, add cornstarch, Grand
Marnier, eggs and almond extract. Beat until blended. Add melted butter and sour
cream and blend at low speed.
Filling: Measure out 3/4 cup cheesecake batter. Add raspberry preserves
and flavoring. Mix well, then add cornstarch and mix again.
Assembly: Pour some cheesecake into crust, spoon on half the raspberry
mixture. Add remaining cheesecake mixture, then the remaining raspberry
mixture. Cut through the batter with a knife or rubber spatula to create a
marbling effect. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until firm around edges.
Turn off oven; leave cake in oven for 2 hours. Remove and cool completely on
wire rack. Chill, remove sides of pan.
Decorate with chocolate leaves if desired. Serves 12.