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.
- 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
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
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.
Using an electric mixer cream together cream cheese, ¼ cup softened butter, ½ cup sugar and flour until smooth.
Add eggs, one at a time, then milk, vanilla and orange rind. Continue mixing until well combined.
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.
Remove from oven to cooling rack then loosen sides of pan(s).
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.
Top cheesecakes with orange mixture and chill for 4-5 hours before serving.