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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

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Crust:

  • In food processor, crush graham crackers to fine crumbs. Transfer to bowl. Stir in butter, sugar, rind and salt until evenly moistened. Press over bottom and part way up side of 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate.

Filling:

  • In a small glass bowl, microwave jelly on medium-high for 20 seconds, or until smooth. Let cool. In large bowl, beat cream cheeses until smooth. Add sugar-cornstarch mixture, lemon rind and juice; beat until smooth. Add eggs; beat until creamy. Remove 1 cup batter to a small bowl. Beat cooled jelly into 1 cup batter. Tint light purple with red and blue food coloring. Dollop white batter into crust, alternating with purple batter. Swirl to combine.

  • Bake in 325 degree F oven about 55 to 60 minutes, or until center is set on top but still jiggles slightly when tapped. Transfer to wire rack; run a thin knife between cake and edge of pan. Cool 2 hours, then refrigerate 2 hours or more.

Garnish:

  • Rinse grapes; pat dry. Place egg whites in a bowl. Place sugar in a second bowl. Working with 4 grapes at a time, coat with egg whites, then with sugar. Place on a sheet of waxed paper to dry. Repeat.

To serve:

  • Remove side of pan. Remove cake from bottom using thin spatula. Microwave jelly on high for 15 seconds. Pour onto cheesecake; spread with pastry brush. Top with grapes. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; 23 g total fat; 101 mg cholesterol; 313 mg sodium. 41 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein;

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