Orange Cheesecake

Orange Cheesecake
Servings: 16 Prep 20 mins Bake 350°F 10 mins to 1 hr Chill overnight

Ingredients

Crust:
  • 3 cups finely ground chocolate graham crackers (about 18 boards)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Filling:
  • 32 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 eggs
  • Grated rind from 1 large orange
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
Garnish:
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 can (8.25 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained and patted dry

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Crust:

2. In large bowl, stir together crumbs, melted butter, sugar and cinnamon until ingredients are evenly moistened. Press crumb mixture over bottom and up sides of 9-inch springform pan.

3. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack; let crust cool slightly.

Filling:

4. In large bowl, beat cream cheese until soft, about 1 minute. Add sugar and cornstarch; beat on medium-high speed until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add orange rind, orange juice and orange extract; beat until well combined. Pour filling into crust.

5. Bake in 350 degree oven until cheesecake is set, about 1 hour. Transfer pan to wire rack. Run thin knife around inside edge of pan. Let cool completely on wire rack. Cover; refrigerate overnight.

Garnish:

6. To serve, remove side of pan. Drizzle melted chocolate over top of cake. Arrange mandarin oranges around edge. Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 16; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 435, Fat, total (g): 29, chol. (mg): 131, sat. fat (g): 17, carb. (g): 38, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 7, sodium (mg): 281, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.