Sugar-Free Cheesecake

Nonstick cooking spray
2 eggs
1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/4 tsp. salt
1 (8 oz.) pkg. light cream cheese
1 (15 oz.) pkg. reduced-fat cottage cheese
3/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel

Cover outside of 8-inch by 3-inch springform pan with foil to prevent mixture from leaking during baking. Spray pan with spray, then evenly sprinkle crumbs in bottom; set aside. In food processor with knife blade attached, blend cream cheese, cottage cheese, applesauce, eggs, vanilla, lemon peel and salt until smooth. Carefully pour cheese mixture over crumbs in pan. Bake 45 minutes in preheated 350° oven. With oven door closed, turn off oven, let cheesecake remain in oven for 30 minutes. Remove and cool in pan on wire rack 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate at least four hours or until well chilled.

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