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Easy Mandarin Orange Cheesecake Recipe
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Easy Mandarin Orange Cheesecake Recipe

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Since I'm a working mom with three young children and a husband who farms, time in the kitchen is precious. This dessert is not only easy to make, it's also pretty to look at and delicious to eat!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel, optional
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained and patted dry

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 461 calories, 28g fat (17g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .

Directions

  1. Combine crust ingredients and press into the bottom of a 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.
  2. Meanwhile, for filling, beat cream cheese and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add concentrate and extract; beat well. Fold in whipped cream and orange peel if desired. Spread evenly into crust. Arrange oranges in decorative design on top of filling. Chill at least 3 hours. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Easy Mandarin Orange Cheesecake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p26


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sassie2u 48289
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2010

"I fixed this pie for company and everyone enjoyed it. I would add a little more orange flavoring and orange peel next time."

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