Creamy Orange Cheesecake

Creamy Orange Cheesecake

A dessert that tastes as good as it looks, Creamy Orange Cheesecake is a sinfully good cake recipe that you'll want to indulge in every night. With a homemade graham cracker crust, its creamy orange flavor is a must any time of year. Do yourself a favor and try this award winning cheesecake recipe. You won't regret a single bite.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs1
  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons of butter, divided
  • 2 (8-ounces each) packages of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel, grated
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, 3 TBS melted butter and 3 TBS sugar; mix well. Press mixture into either four (4”) springform pans or one (7”) and bake for 10 minutes.

  3. Using an electric mixer cream together cream cheese, ¼ cup softened butter, ½ cup sugar and flour until smooth.

  4. Add eggs, one at a time, then milk, vanilla and orange rind. Continue mixing until well combined.

  5. Spoon mixture into prepared pan(s) and bake at 350 F. for 30-35 minutes. When fully baked, allow cheesecake(s) to rest in oven , with door open, until oven cools completely.

  6. Remove from oven to cooling rack then loosen sides of pan(s).

  7. In a small saucepan over medium heat combine ¼ cup sugar, cornstarch, water and orange juice; simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  8. Top cheesecakes with orange mixture and chill for 4-5 hours before serving.

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I bet this dessert tastes like an orange creamsicle, doesn't it? I love desserts like this that use orange zest. This part of the fruit has the most flavor, and it adds such a bright quality to any cheesecake or dessert recipe that you use it in. I know I am going to enjoy this one.

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