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Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake

Crust
1 1/2 Coconut bar cookies --
Crushed
6 tb Butter -- melted
Filling
1 c Sugar -- divided
2 Env unflavored gelatin
1/4 ts Salt
4 Eggs -- separated
1 1/2 c Dairy eggnog
16 oz Cream cheese -- softened
1 tb Orange peel -- grated
1 ts Vanilla
1/2 ts Cream of tartar
1 c Whipping cream
16 oz Jellied cranberry sauce


For crust Preheat oven to 350 oF Combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto bottom & part way up sides of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 8-10 min. or until golden. Cool completely For filling: Combine 1/2 cup sugar, gelatin & salt in a medium-sized heavy saucepan. Beat egg yolks slightly & and combine with eggnog; gradually stir into gelatin i mixture. Cook over low to med heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved & thickened. Do not boil. Remove from heat & cool slightly. Beat cream cheese, orange peel & vanilla until fluffy. Stir in cooked mixture till well blended. Refrigerate until mixture mounds when dropped from a spoon. Beat egg whites and cream of tarter till frothy. Gradually beat in remaining 1/2 c sugar; beat till stiff and glossy. Beat cream until stiff peaks form . Fold whites and whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Puree cranberry sauce in food processor or blender till smooth. Spoon 1/3 of cream cheese mixture into crust. Top with 1/3 cranberry puree. Swirl cranberry mixture into cream cheese mixture using a spatula. Repeat layers twice. Refrigerate Several hours or overnight. To serve: Place cake on serving plate. Loosen sides of cake with a spatula. Carefully remove sides of pan. Refrigerate till serving time.