Diabetes Recipes

Orange Cheesecake

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Orange Cheesecake

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Nutrition Facts

Makes: 8 Serving(s)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 124

Total Fat: 4g

Saturated Fat: 4g

Total Carbohyrdates: 12g

Protein: 10g

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Make this for: Snack

Category: Desserts

This Recipe Makes: 8 Serving(s)

What you'll need

  • 1 cup soft whole-wheat bread crumbs (crust)
  • 1/4 cup bran (natural) (crust)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar substitute (SugarTwin) (crust)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon (crust)
  • 2 tbsp. butter or margarine (crust)
  • 1 tbsp. unflavored gelatin (1 package) (filling)
  • 1/3 cup water (filling)
  • 2 cup 2 percent cottage cheese (filling)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice (filling)
  • 1 tsp. orange rind
  • 1 small banana (filling)
  • 2 tbsp. white sugar substitute such as SugarTwin (filling)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice (filling)
  • 1 small orange (filling)
  • 8 small strawberries or grapes (filling)


  • Step 1
    CRUST: Combine 1st 4 ingredients in a bowl. With fingers, rub in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press onto bottom of 7-8" springform pan.
  • Step 2
    FILLING: In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water and let stand about 5 minutes to soften. Place over low heat, stirring until gelatin dissolves. Let cool to room temperature.
  • Step 3
    In food processor or blender, combine cottage cheese, orange juice and rind, banana, sweetener, lemon juice and dissolved gelatin. Puree until smooth (mash cottage cheese, banana with sweetener, juices and gelatin or press through sieve). Pour over prepared crust. Cover and chill 2-4 hrs or until set.
  • Step 4
    At serving time, remove side from pan. With wide metal lifter, slip cheesecake off bottom of pan onto serving plate or leave on base of springform pan. Peel orange, removing pith and thin membrane. Remove sections. Slice strawberries or grapes.
  • Step 5
    Arrange on top of cheesecake along with orange slices.

Diabetic Exchanges

  • Fruit: 1