1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained, coarsely chopped
* May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener
** May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener
For crust, combine all ingredients. Press onto bottom of a 9-inch
Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool on wire rack while preparing filling.
For filling, pour orange juice into small saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin
over orange juice and let soften 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring
constantly until gelatin is completely dissolved. Remove from heat;
Beat cream cheese and ricotta cheese in medium size bowl
with electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Mix in Equal and orange
extract until combined. Stir in gelatin mixture.
Place cheese mixture
in refrigerator or freezer 20 to 30 minutes to thicken slightly.
Fold in whipped topping and orange pieces. Spread evenly over baked
Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
To serve, place springform pan on serving plate; remove sides of
Garnish with additional orange slices and whipped topping,
Makes 16 servings
Nutrition information per serving: 152 cal., 6 g pro., 11 g
carb., 10 g fat, 31 mg chol., 158 mg sodium