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BLOOD ORANGE CHEESE CAKE

| Dairy

Ingredients

6 large Blood oranges

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

3 eggs, beaten

2/3 cup sugar 1 pound cottage cheese, small curd

6 tablespoons butter or margarine

2 cups graham cracker crumbs


Instructions

Preheat oven to 325. Butter 9” pie dish or spring form pan with some of the butter or margarine (1 to 2 tablespoons. Melt remaining butter and mix it thoroughly with the graham cracker crumbs. Press mixture evenly on bottom and up sides of dish or pan. Peel 5 of the blood oranges. removing all peels and with the white pith. Separate into extract wedges and arrange them evenly in two layers on top of the crust. Squeeze the juice from the 6th blood orange into a mixing bowl. Add the vanilla extract and eggs. Beat in the sugar and then the cottage cheese until the mixture is smooth. Pour the batter over the blood oranges and bake for 35 minutes in a preheated oven or until firm. Increase heat to high and brown top of cake for a few seconds. Cool, then refrigerate overnight.