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Mandarin Orange Cheesecake

 Mandarin Orange Cheesecake
Chocolate, cream cheese and orange flavors blend beautifully in this diminutive cheesecake from Susan Manning of Detroit, Michigan. Try it when you crave a homemade treat!
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min.


  • 1/2 cup crushed chocolate wafers (about 8 wafers)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained


  • In a small bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, butter and sugar. Press
  • onto the bottom and 1/2 in. up the sides of an ungreased 6-in.
  • springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 5
  • minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and marmalade until blended. Fold
  • in whipped topping. Arrange two-thirds of the oranges over the
  • crust. Spread with cream cheese mixture. Decorate with remaining
  • oranges. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: One piece (prepared with reduced-fat chocolate wafers, reduced-fat butter, reduced-fat cream cheese, reduced-fat sugar fruit spread and fat-free whipped topping) equals 213 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 196 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.