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Weight Watchers Cherry Cheesecake

2/3 cup cottage cheese
Artificial sweetener equal to 6 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon lemon rind, grated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, separated
1/4 cup evaporated skim milk
1/3 cup instant nonfat dry milk

Combine cottage cheese, sweetener, lemon rind, vanilla extract, egg yolks, evaporated milk and dry milk in a blender and blend for about 1 minute until well mixed. Transfer to a bowl.

In another bowl beat egg whites until they stand in stiff peaks; fold into the cheese mixture. Transfer to springform pan and bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Cherry Topping
1 cup sweet cherries, pitted
1/4 cup diet cherry-flavored beverage
Artificial sweetener, to taste
1/4 teaspoon cherry extract

In a covered saucepan, cook cherries in beverage until they are tender and liquid is evaporated. Sweeten, add cherry extract, spread over baked cheesecake and return to oven 5 minutes more.